An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 8-month-old child from Virginia, who was last seen in the 1900 block of Hastings Drive in Hampton with her mother on April 30, 2017.
The Newport News Police stated they have recovered the car linked to Keir Johnson, 34, and Chloe Johnson, a 2013 black, four-door Kia Optima, with Virginia license plates VAW-2197 on Sunday near Arch Street and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News.
Authorities held a press conference and Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult stated they have upgraded the case to a possible abduction resulting in the Amber Alert being issued.
Chloe Johnson is 2’5″ tall and weighs 20 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Keir Johnson is 4’11” tall and weighs 140 pounds. She, too, has black hair, and she has dark eyes.
On Friday police released a statement about the decision to issue an AMBER Alert:
“The Virginia AMBER Alert System is a program administered by the Virginia State Police and has specific criteria set in place that must also be met in order for them to agree to issue an alert. When Keir and Chloe were first reported missing there was no evidence to suggest that they had been abducted. Keir had taken that week off from work and was on vacation. Coupled with the fact that Chloe was last seen safely with her mother there was no evidence that supported that either individual was endangered. However, over the course of the investigation several key points of interest have changed since Keir and Chloe were first reported missing which now suggests that they could have possibly been abducted. Once the threshold to issue an Amber Alert was met the Virginia State Police sent out the statewide alert.
There have also been many questions as to why the Amber Alert did not include any suspect information. While the information that we have gleaned through the investigation has led us to believe that Keir and Chloe may have possibly been abducted the investigation thus far has not revealed enough evidence to release any suspect identifiers to the public. However, the evidence does suggest that this is an isolated incident.”
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