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Syracuse dad texts wife he won’t pick her up and disappears with daughter


UPDATE 2/23/16 –A body found in the water is believed to be Maddox.  She was found in the Inner Harbor in Syracuse Tuesday afternoon.  The medical examiner will make a positive identification.

UPDATE 2/22/16 -A man was taken into custody in Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, after a tip lead to his location.  He matched the description of Ryan Lawrence.  Maddox was not with him. Baldwinsville police and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to Downer Street, according to by a person who recognized the man who frequented the Thrifty Shopper on Downer Street. The caller was a former worker at the store, who said she recognized the suspect in the AMBER Alert. The caller “indicated that she knew him, that she had known him in the past, she seemed to indicate she knew who he was,” Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway said. Lawrence was in the store to buy a comforter, when a former employee noticed him. He was wearing a black wig, a hat and sunglasses. He had a bandanna covering his mouth, reported WBNG news.

Original story:  An almost two-year-old Maddox Lawrence is missing along with her father Ryan Lawrence, 24. Ryan was suppose to pick up his wife, Morgan Lawrence at work at the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, but instead she received a text message from Ryan stating that she would find the car in the parking lot with the keys inside, reports the Syracuse News. When she drove to their home on Valley Drive she found another message. She reported it to the police at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday. The police were concerned that Maddox may be in danger by the note that Ryan left. An Amber Alert on Sunday stated he was taking Maddox and was going to harm himself.

Authorities have done a full search and have checked the airport, train and bus station for them, but after reviewing the surveillance videos have not seen them at these locations.

Maddox was wearing a white shirt with brown puppies on it and a pink collar, pink pants and blue coat with a pink interior. She also had on brown suede shoes and a grey knit hat with pom moms. Ryan is 6’1” tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a Zodiac tattoo on his right hand and a round burn scar on his lower right let.

Morgan told authorities that there were no personal problems between them and he had no history of drug use or mental health issues.

Please keep a look out for both and call the police if you see them.

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