Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirms that one of the two teens in an Amber Alert case has been located following a high-speed chase in Detroit.
16-year-old Araron Blackwell was located on Monday evening, his sister 13-year-old Emma Blackwell was still missing. Police say their main focus is locating her safely.
Emma Blackwell is 5 feet 5 inches, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing pink and white pajamas.
A person of interest was taken into custody in connection to the kidnapping of Aaron Blackwell and Emma Blackwell. The person of interest was taken into custody in Michigan, police said. IMPD could not confirm if anyone else was in police custody.
According to Michigan State Police, the teens may have been driven to the Detroit area sometime Monday.
Police say the two children were abducted at gunpoint from their home at 1215 LaSalle St. at 3 a.m. Monday. Their mother called 911 saying that three men had kidnapped her son and daughter.
Witnesses were not able to give police a clear description of the getaway vehicle, but police say those vehicles may have included a black Escalade and a black Dodge Charger.
Neighbors are praying that Emma Blackwell will make it home safe and sound.
“My niece was very good friends with her. They played around in the neighborhood and went to school together,” said Latasha Garrinson, neighbor. “She’s kind of upset that her friend is missing so we’re all just hoping and praying that they come home safely.”
Other neighbors expressed hurt after learning that Aaron and his sister Emma were kidnapped at gunpoint while in their own home.
“Terrible, it’s a dangerous neighborhood, you think you would be safe in your own home,” said neighbor Harold Calviet.
24-Hour News 8, talked to a man claiming to be the father of the victims.
“I just want my babies back,” said Issacc Pernell.
Police said the suspect who took the children was an African American male who goes by the name of Jay and is 5 feet 11 inches, 250 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.
A spokesperson for IMPD says they’re planning to release more information surrounding the circumstances of the high speed chase in Detroit and the recovery of Aaron Blackwell on Tuesday.