INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Amber Alert is now over, after two children who were reportedly abducted at gunpoint from an Indianapolis home Monday morning have been located.
According to FOX 2 in Detroit, one of the two teenagers, Aaron Blackwell, was located here in Michigan, and three people have been taken into custody in relation to the investigation. Aaron was found, bound inside a suspect vehicle after a high-speed chase in Detroit.
Aaron’s sister, 13-year-old Emma Blackwell, was still missing at the time. According to FOX 59, someone dropped Emma off at her home in Indianapolis. As of 2:00 a.m., detectives were still speaking with family members.
“Thirteen year old Emma Blackwell has returned home safely and is unharmed at this time,” reads an updated news release from police in Indianapolis. “IMPD detectives are continuing their investigation into the abduction of Aaron and Emma Blackwell. Further updates on this case will be given after the detectives have an opportunity to speak with Emma Blackwell.”
FOX 59 spoke with sources in Indianapolis, who say the two teens were kidnapped as part of a drug dispute. They report that the teens’ older sister, Whitney, is believed to have stolen in excess of $30,000 worth of money and drugs from a Detroit man. The sources say investigators are trying to determine if that man sent a trio of gunmen in search of the sister, and found the teenagers instead.
The two teenage siblings were taken from a home on LaSalle Street in Indianapolis on Monday at about 3:00 a.m.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call 911 or the Amber Alert Hotline at 1-888-58 AMBER.