COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Indianapolis have located the second of two missing infant brothers taken when their mother’s car was stolen in Columbus, Ohio, three days earlier, a news outlet reported.
Police said the boy was found Thursday in the missing car, which had been abandoned in the parking lot of a Papa John’s restaurant in Indianapolis. A woman who saw the child in the car alerted officers who were eating at another nearby restaurant, WCMH-TV reported.
“The 5-month-old boy is in good health & being transported to a hospital to be checked out,” the Columbus Police Department said in a Twitter post, Thursday evening.
An Amber Alert, used to publicize a child’s disappearance, was issued early Tuesday morning after the idling car was taken Monday around 9:45 p.m. as the mother picked up an order at a pizza restaurant in Columbus.
One of the twin brothers was found hours later in a parking lot near Dayton International Airport in Ohio, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) west of Columbus.
Nalah Tamiko Jackson, 24, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of kidnapping after people who had learned of the missing children saw her in Indianapolis, Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said.
Columbus police had named Jackson as a suspect based on information provided by the pizza restaurant’s employees, WCMH reported.
Bryant said the FBI had offered a $10,000 reward for information used to locate the second boy.
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