UPDATE: 9-year-old boy missing from South Bend found, Amber Alert canceled
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A 9-year-old boy at the center of a statewide Amber Alert was safely located Thursday morning.
The Amber Alert was declared around 6 a.m. after the boy was taken from his father’s house in South Bend.
According to police, the child’s noncustodial mother, 29-year-old Areca Nicole Gyuriak, took her son at some point over night.
According to the South Bend Tribune, the pair was located at a gas station on Western Avenue when someone called police after seeing a vehicle matching the description.
Gyuriak has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2009, including several conversion charges, resisting law enforcement, invasion of privacy, and violation of a protective order.