Cops: GR Amber Alert Was Fake, Mother Could Be Charged
A statewide Amber Alert that was issued Sunday for a missing 20-month-old girl is now being called false, as police say the baby's mother made up the story of her abduction.
The Amber Alert was issued about 3:20 Sunday (8/5) morning after Jaionna Jayzlyn Ross' mother reported that her car had been stolen from a gas station with Jaionna inside the vehicle. Shortly after the report, police located the vehicle but not the child.
The intense overnight search involved several police agencies, Michigan State Police, Child Protective Services, and the FBI. Jaionne was then found late Sunday morning with an extended relative from the Grand Rapids area.
Police have since conducted follow-up interviews with the baby's mother and have determined that she made up the story about the stolen vehicle and her daughter's abduction. According to the Detroit Free Press, the case will be presented to the Kent County Prosecutor's office later this week to determine what charges will be brought against the mother.