Amber Alert issued for missing 1-year-old; Last seen in Utrecht, Ede

Update, 9:00, 14 December 2019: The boy and his mother were found safe and in good health, police in Gelderland said. The Amber Alert was withdrawn, and the names of the boy and his mother were redacted from this report.

Police in the Netherlands issued an Amber Alert for a missing boy from Ede. The boy's mother, Rowena van der V., absconded with the 14-month-old child at about 10 a.m. on Friday.

The two were last seen in Ede, Gelderland, and then in the city of Utrecht police said. They departed "from Ede for an unknown destination," authorities said.

Very few details about either the young boy or his mother were released. The child has blond hair, and was born on Sept. 8, 2018. Both he and Van der V., 26, were wearing the photos seen in the security camera image above.

Anyone with information about either the woman or the boy was asked to immediately contact police.

Amber Alerts are only issued by authorities when they believe that a child's life is in imminent danger. They are rather infrequent in the Netherlands, although an alert was distributed just last week. The alert issued on Friday is the 29th to be distributed since the system was launched on November 11, 2008.

When a case does not involve an immediate threat to a young person's life, Dutch police are more likely to distribute a Missing Child Alert.

 

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