AMBER Alert canceled for Gary boy


Family members started to take the girl to the hospital but an ambulance arrived and took over mid-trip, attempting lifesaving efforts. The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. (Getty Images)

UPDATE: The AMBER Alert has been canceled

GARY, Ind. — The Indiana State Police is looking for help finding a missing boy from northern Indiana.

An AMBER Alert has been activated for the disappearance of the boy. He was last seen around 9:07 a.m. in Gary, Ind. and is believed to be in extreme danger.

The boy is a 7-year-old Black boy. He is 4′ tall, weighs approximately 95 pounds, and has black hair with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black and red button-up shirt with black pants.

The Indiana State Police believes he may be with Shanae Brown and Helen Willis in a gray 2017 Toyota Camry with Maryland registration LJA617.

Brown is described as a  40-year-old Black woman. She is 6’1″ tall, weighs approximately 250 pounds, and has black hair with brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue pants. 

Willis is described as a 58-year-old Black woman. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs approximately 240 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Gary Police Department at 219-660-0000 or 911.

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