Missing 17-month-old found safe in North Carolina, Amber Alert canceled

Posted at 6:31 AM, Aug 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-30 09:33:09-04

High Point, N.C. – Police have confirmed the 17-month-old who was inside a vehicle that was stolen outside a grocery store on Thursday night has been found safe and unharmed.

Capt. Mike Kirk of the High Point Police Department confirmed 17-month-old Shylin Olandea Neal was found safe in Greensboro around 8:30 a.m, according to our sister station WGHP.

“Police responded to a call. They did find the vehicle and did find the child inside. The child is fine,” said Capt. Kirk.

Capt. Kirk said police are not reuniting the child with the family.


The alert was issued at 12:15 a.m. for Neal, who was asleep inside an SUV that was stolen outside the Food Lion at 3935 Brian Jordan Place around 9:50 p.m.

Police say the child’s godfather parked the vehicle in front of the Food Lion and left it unlocked and the engine running. The child was also inside the car.

Read more at WGHP.