UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for child abducted from Charlottesville

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Bricen Kent Mwanawabene

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police have canceled an AMBER Alert issued for 5-year-old Bricen Kent Mwanawabene of Charlottesville.

Police said Tuesday morning that the child has been found. The suspected abductor is in custody.

Bricen was abducted Monday night from 1528 Cherry Avenue in Charlottesville yesterday around 7:30 p.m.

Police believed he is in extreme danger.

The child was described as a black male with brown eyes. He is 3 feet tall and weights 45 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, a blue puffer coat, blue stocking cap, and black and green light up shoes.

The suspected abducter is Kerlie Johnson Gage. Gage is described as a black woman with black hair and brown eyes. She sis 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds. She was last seen driving a 1997 Red Honda CRV with the Virginia license plate UMM-2229.

Kerlie Johnson Gage

If spotted, contact 9-1-1. To leave a tip or more information call Charlottesville Police Department at 434-977-4000.

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