Amber Alert Activated, Baby Found Safe in Omaha
Police say a nine-month-old girl taken from a Council Bluffs, Iowa, gasoline station Wednesday morning has been found safe in Omaha. Omaha police say Brodjinique Dunn was found near Saddle Creek Road and Izard street in mid-town Omaha.
The girl's abduction triggered an Amber Alert in Nebraska and Iowa. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa had said the baby was in a white 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Nebraska license plates. The SUV was taken from a gasoline station while the girl's 40-year-old grandmother was paying for gas. The infant's grandmother was identified as 40-year-old Kimberly Lewis, also of Omaha. Police say the infant's mother is 17-year-old Etolia Hare of Omaha.
Nebraska began its Amber Alert system September 30th. Under the system, if a child under the age of 15 is thought to have been abducted, local law enforcement contacts the State Patrol, and the warning broadcast over television and radio through the state emergency alert system.
Amber Alerts began in Arlington, Texas, after the 1996 abduction and murder of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman.