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IMPD: 3-month-old abducted girl from Indianapolis found safe

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 3-month-old girl first reported on Tuesday as being abducted was found safe Wednesday, Indianapolis police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department first alerted the public to the abduction of La’Lani Peaches on Tuesday night, and an Indiana Silver Alert was issued Wednesday morning in the case.

Lawrence Whitsitt, a noncustodial parent, and the girl had last been seen Tuesday in the 1300 block of West 75th Court. That’s at the Hampton Court Apartments.

An IMPD tweet sent shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday said, “The 3-month-old child has been safely located and is in DCS (Department of Child Services) custody. Lawrence Whitsitt is in police custody. Detectives want to thank the community for their assistance in this case. There is no further information at this time.”

In IMPD’s initial alert on Tuesday, Whitsitt was said to be driving a silver 2012 GMC Terrain SUV. He may be armed with a handgun, IMPD’s alert said.