AMBER Alert issued for Michigan child

Posted at 5:20 AM, May 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-16 05:20:00-04

UPDATE: The AMBER Alert has been called off. More details here.

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Amber Alert: Ayden Casteels

ROMULUS, Mich.–An AMBER Alert has been issued for a child who was last seen early Saturday morning.

The alert states Ayden Casteels, 16 months, was last seen at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Romulus. It says the boy was abducted by an unknown male suspect from there just before 2:30 a.m.–Casteels was in the car during a carjacking.

AMBER Alert suspect - Romulus

The unknown suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, around 150 pounds with a thin build, and last seen wearing a blue jogging suit.

Casteels is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He’s 2 feet 5 inches tall, 20 pounds, and was last seen wearing a red/black checkered short sleeve shirt and black faded jeans with teal Jordan shoes.

The vehicle is a red 1997 Saturn 2-door. Michigan license plate number is ACU559, and it has a broken mirror.

If you have any information concerning this AMBER Alert, please call 911 immediately.

UPDATE: Many of our viewers had different experiences in receiving the AMBER Alert–some said they got a phone alert, while others only learned about it because of our post. Michigan State Police said the reason for that is because the phone alert they pushed out was set only for southeastern Michigan, plus a few select counties. Basically, they said, anyone within 100 miles of Romulus received the alert. If not enough information comes in to find the missing child, MSP officials said it’s possible they would push out a state-wide one.