Amber Alert update: Missing Georgia toddler found safe

Georgia News

CLARKSTON, Ga. (WSAV) – A toddler who went missing early Wednesday morning out of DeKalb County has been found safe.

According to the Clarkston Police Department, 1-year-old Blaise Barnett was abducted at 1 a.m. when the 2002 Ford Explorer he was sitting in was stolen from in front of his home.

Thursday afternoon, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announced they were processing the vehicle connected to the child’s disappearance and had submitted evidence to the agency’s crime lab for forensic testing.

The GBI also announced a $2,000 reward for Blaise’s safe return.

A short time later, the agency announced the toddler had been located.

According to WXIA, Blaise was found in a car less than a mile from where he went missing 39 hours prior. Clarkston Police told the Atlanta news outlet that a resident was leaving her home and as she got into her car, she found the toddler.

Blaise has been reunited with his family and received a medical evaluation. Officials said he was “in good condition.”

No word yet on any suspects in the case.

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