CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - An AMBER Alert is cancelled for a 5-year-old Charlottesville boy who is believed to have been abducted over the weekend. He was found safe Tuesday.
On Monday night, Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse issued an AMBER Alert for Bricen Kent Mwanawabene, described as a Black boy who is 3' tall, weighs 45 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.
According to a news release, Mwanawabene was reported missing and last seen at 1528 Cherry Avenue in Charlottesville at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. He was believed to be in extreme danger.
He wore a gray long-sleeve shirt, a blue puff coat, a blue stocking cap and black and green light-up shoes.
State Police believed Kerlie Johnson Gage abducted Mwanawabene, and she is now in custody. She was described as a Black woman who is 5'4" tall, weighs 250 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.
Officials said Gage was last seen driving a red 1997 Honda CRV with Virginia tags UMM-2229.