AMBER Alert canceled, missing 6-year-old boy found safe
SALT LAKE CITY — Police canceled an AMBER Alert early Wednesday in the case of a missing 6-year-old boy in Salt Lake City, saying they found the child safe.
The alert was issued around midnight, from 1259 West Iola Avenue. That’s around 4th South in the Poplar Grove area of the city.
#Utah #AMBERAlert has been issued/modified: Salt Lake City PD: Suspect is Julian Ulibarri who is 5’10” 170 lbs brown hair brown eyes. Victim is Tru Nakhawit who is 6 years old 3’10” 38 lbs brown hair brown eyes. Check local media or see https://t.co/9Ygk40uOOR @AMBERAlert
— Utah Public Safety (@UtahDPS) April 28, 2021
Salt Lake City police told KSL Julian Ulibarri, the boy’s father, fled with the 6-year-old after learning the Utah Division of Child and Family Services planned to remove the child from his custody.
Amber Alert Update: I just spoke with @slcpolice – the suspect Julian Ulibarri is the father of missing 6-YO Tru Nakhawit. PD says DCFS was going to remove the child & had a court order to take Ulibarri into custody, Ulibarri got wind of it and took the child. #amberalert #utah pic.twitter.com/icm6zDAkNp
— Shara Park (@KSLSharaPark) April 28, 2021
Unified police found the vehicle involved in the initial AMBER Alert around 5:15 a.m. in South Salt Lake, about five hours after the initial alert. They took some people in for questioning near 530 East 3500 South. But the suspect was not one of them.
But around 6:30 a.m., word came they found the child, safe. Police did not immediately provide details about where he was located or whether the person with him was Ulibarri.
This story is developing and will be updated.
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