A man was charged with child abduction after a 16-year-old girl and her 5-month-old son went missing from Harvard on Wednesday. The two were located unharmed in Kentucky, police said.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 9 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of West Roosevelt Street in Harvard for a report of a missing 16-year-old, Amia Stith, and her 5-month-old son, Maverick Stith.
It was reported to police that the two Harvard youths were last seen at the Harvard Diggins Library, 900 East McKinley Street, at approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said.
Police started an intensive investigation involving numerous law enforcement entities, including federal and Indiana agencies.
According to an endangered missing person advisory, Amia and Maverick Stith may have been with Michael Walton, 22, in a black 2008 Buick Lucerne.
They were reportedly spotted in Jeffersontown, Kentucky early Thursday morning, the alert added.
At around 12:30 p.m. Friday, both Amia and Maverick Stith and Walton turned themselves into the Cynthiana, Kentucky Police Department unharmed, Bauman said.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge of child abduction against Walton.
Walton, who is from Linton, Indiana, is currently held in Cynthiana, Kentucky awaiting extradition to McHenry County, Bauman added.