The 2-year-old Garden City boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert was found alive and safe in the stolen truck that had been abandoned in an alley about 10 blocks from where he was abducted, police said.
Issiah Martinez was found in his mother's Dodge Durango by a relative at about 9:15 a.m., Garden City Police Sgt. Mike Reagle said.
The Durango was parked in an alley in the 2500 block of Coachman, he said.
"There appears to be no obvious signs of injury" to Issiah, Reagle said.
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Issiah's 19-year-old mother had left the Durango running as she went into an apartment at Apple Garden Apartments, 2615 N. Main, at 12:30 a.m. to pick up her 10-month-old son. When she returned, the Durango was gone.
It's possible the abductor stole the Durango without realizing the child was in the back seat, asleep in his car seat, Reagle said.
"Who knows at this point what happened?" he said. "We don't have any leads."
Issiah was taken to St. Catherine Hospital for a check-up as a precautionary measure, Reagle said.
He said "it's too early" to determine whether the boy's mother will be charged in connection with the incident.
"Our main focus was finding the child," Reagle said, "and now it's finding who took the child."
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