After being kidnapped by a 44-year-old woman, a two-year-old boy from Virginia was found safe Monday afternoon.
On behalf of the Giles County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police released an Amber Alert on Sunday for a child abduction at about noon.
Noah Gabriel Trout, 2, is “believed to be in extreme danger,” according to police, and was last seen on Big Stony Creek Road in Ripplemead.
“Noah was taken from the nursery at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead by an unidentified female,” officials said.
The suspect’s back is turned away from the camera, and his face is obscured in a photo released by law enforcement officers, reportedly showing Noah being led from the church by the suspect.
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Noah has blue eyes and blond hair. He stands 2′ 9″ tall and weighs 33 pounds. He was last seen wearing an orange jacket and a gray sweater.
Noah was also wearing an orange jacket in the picture taken at the church.
The abductor might be dressed in a blue sweater, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and a black knitted stocking cap.
The kidnapper and Noah were thought to be riding in a dark-colored SUV or truck.
Officials from the church have announced that Noah was found one day after he was kidnapped, following the discovery of a suspicious vehicle parked near the church’s parking lot.
Investigators tracked a person of interest to a home in Clifton Forge on Monday, where they discovered a boy who matched the boy’s description.
They said he seemed to be in good health, so they took him to the hospital for a checkup.
“Thankfully, we’ve got some good news to tell you,” Giles County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Moye told reporters during the first of two Monday press conferences. “This happened about 20 minutes ago … As of right now, they’re still trying to go through all of the leads that they have, talking to him, making sure he’s OK.”
According to Moye, Nancy Renee Fridley, 44, of Clifton Forge, was arrested and charged with abduction and felony child endangerment.
“We have been unable to determine a motive for Noah’s abduction,” Moye said during a second press conference.
The FBI’s Richmond Field Office’s special agent in charge, Stanley Meador, thanked the public and media for their assistance in finding Noah.
“Because of you, Noah gets to rest peacefully tonight, under the watchful eye of his parents,” he said during his brief remarks.