UPDATE: The two toddlers who vanished early Wednesday were recovered unharmed.
Police are investigating the reported abduction of two toddlers by a man who had stopped to help their mother after their car broke down on a Georgia highway early Wednesday morning.
According to a DeKalb County Police Dept. press release, 3-year-old Jalen and 1-year-old Amari Mattison were reported missing around 2 am and authorities are calling the case an “active kidnapping.”
The boys’ mother told police that her car broke down on I-20 near Wesley Chapel Road and an unidentified black male seemingly stopped to assist her. While she arranged to have her car towed, however, the man drove away with the two boys, police said.
The suspect is described as approximately 6 feet tall and thin, last seen wearing a brown or tan baseball hat and driving a green 2000-2005 model Jeep Cherokee.