UPDATE: 9-year-old boy missing from South Bend found, Amber Alert canceled


Areca Nicole Gyuriak

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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.

Photo from scene on July 19, 2018 courtesy of Bob Blake

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.

Photo from scene on July 19, 2018 courtesy of Bob Blake

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