A North Carolina toddler girl has been found safe after a Sunday AMBER Alert. The suspects was arrested by the U.S. Marshals and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, according to authorities.
North Carolina authorities are searching for a little girl who disappeared from her Gastonia home Sunday morning, along with the man they suspect kidnapped her.
WCOSTV reports 3-year-old Destiny Boykins was abducted from her family’s apartment in Gastonia on Sunday, allegedly by 57-year-old Maurice Knox. Police said they believe Knox was headed to a home off of Wingate Avenue in Charlotte. They found a Honda Accord, the car reportedly used to take the little girl, abandoned off of Interstate 77 and Westinghouse Boulevard.
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Destiny was last seen wearing purple pajama pants with animal prints, pink socks, and a lavender top with dots. She’s described as a black female who stands 3-feet-10-inches tall and weighs around 30 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.
Knox is a black male who stands 6-feet and weighs around 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing red shoes, red pants, and a long-sleeve red shirt. He was also wearing black-rimmed glasses.
“He wears red all the time. Red shoes. I don’t know if it’s his favorite hockey team, but I’ve seen him quite a bit,” neighbor Barbara Clisby told the station.
Anyone with any information on the pair’s whereabouts is urged to contact Gastonia police at 704-866-6702 or call 911.
[Feature Photo: Destiny Boykins, Maurice Knox/Police Handout]