DAYTON — A 9-month-old boy and the 15-year-old girl accused of taking the child from a Dayton residence overnight Monday and prompting an Amber Alert have been found safe, and the teen is in custody, police said.
The baby, I’Zyion Reese, and the teen, who we are no longer naming because she’s in custody, were found in the 1800 block of North Main Street in Dayton around 11:15 a.m.
"There's nothing more traumatic than a child missing. Especially a 9-month-old who has absolutely no way of communicating or caring for itself,” said Lt. Jason Hall with the Dayton Police Department.
The baby’s mother said she has four kids, with Reese being the youngest.
Hall said it is possible the 15-year-old could face charges in the case. The teen was staying at a home in the 3000 block of Haberer Avenue overnight, when she allegedly took the child without the family’s permission around 3 a.m., Hall said.
The mother of the child said she stays at her apartment with her brother and her four kids. She said they let the teen stay with them last night to be nice.
Around 3 a.m., the mother said the teen stole her brother’s cell phone, took the baby and left.
The mother said she wasn’t aware of the baby being missing until she woke up at 7 a.m.