Child from Baldwin, Iowa, found safe, AMBER Alert canceled

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UPDATE: A child from Baldwin, Iowa, is safe Wednesday after an AMBER Alert was canceled, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release.

On Tuesday, shortly after 3:30 p.m., it was reported that a 5-year-old child was abducted by his parents while in the custody of his caretaker in the local Baldwin area. Throughout the course of the investigation, it was determined this wasn’t actually an abduction to prevent the court-ordered placement of the child as it was initially reported.

“The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the timely response and assistance from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the Anamosa Police Dept., and the Department of Human Services (DHS) in resolving this incident,” the release says. “An Amber Alert was issued to employ the public’s assistance in locating the whereabouts of the child and the parties involved.”

EARLIER: An AMBER Alert for a boy from Baldwin, Iowa, was canceled after the boy was found safe.

BEFORE: A 5-year-old boy from Baldwin, Iowa, may be headed to Davenport or Clinton with his abductors.

According to a state AMBER Alert issued 8:29 p.m. Tuesday for Abel Lee Keil, 5, he is 3′ 6″ tall, weighs 40 pounds, has blonde hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with a smiley face, blue shorts with animals, and Batman sandals.

The suspect vehicle is a silver Honda CRV with damage to its driver’s-side headlight.

His abductors are Jeremy John Keil, 46, who is 6′ 2″, weighs 185 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes; and Amy Lynn Burick, 35, who is 5′ 5″, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call Deputy Melissa Schmidt, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 563-652-3312; or fax, 563-652-2460.


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