UPDATE: Amber Alert Issued For Sick Child From St. Louis Cancelled
ST. LOUIS -The Amber Alert for missing 5-year-old Porter Stone has been cancelled. KSDK News Channel 5 in St. Louis has reported that the boy and his father have been located in Alsip, Ill., a area in southwest Chicago.
Police issued an Amber Alert for the child after he was taken from the St. Louis Children's Hospital Tuesaday night by his father. The child was at the hospital receiving medical treatment and is next in line for a heart transplant.
The boy was seen leaving the hospital with his father. He was wearing a grey t-shirt, black and white plaid shorts and spider man tennis shoes. He also had a back pack that reads "ICU" with a medical IV pump inside. That backpack was estimated to only have 48 hours worth of medication inside.
The boy was last seen leaving with his father, 33-year-old Jeffery Stone is 6 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 230 pounds and has a shaved head. Stone was last seen wearing a black and orange San Francisco Giants baseball cap, gray shirt and black shorts. He is said to have removed Porter from the hospital without permission.The boy's parents have been fighting over custody.
KSDK reported they were also traveling with Stone's grandmother, Rhonda Marie Matthews. Both were seen getting in a silver, four-door Toyota Corolla with California license plates reading 6BMU445.
Photos Courtesy of KSDK.