2nd UpdateThe Associated Press is reporting that the children have been found safe1st UpdateThe Georgia Bureau of Investigation have released the following information on the children and the abductor:Jalen Mattison is a three-year-old black male that is 3' and weighs 45 lbs. He has brown eyes, no hair, and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt with a red Thomas the Tank Engine shirt and blue jeans.His sister Amari is one-year-old, 2'4, and weighs 30 lbs. She has brown eyes and short brown hair. She was last seen wearing a brown and pink hooded sweatshirt with pink pants and a brown shirt.Both children were last see early Wednesday morning around 1:45 AM at 2645 Wesley Chappel Rd. Decatur GA 30034.The abductor of the children is described as a black male in his 30s, being 5'10 and having a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black stocking cap and a plaid button down shirt. His direction of travel was possibly South on Wesley Chappel Road in a dark green Jeep Cherokee.If you have information on the children, you are encouraged to call 911 or the Dekalb County Police Department at (770)724-7850. You can contact the GBI via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial Story Authorities are searching for two children who were reported kidnapped after a stranger offered to help the family when their car broke down on the side of an Atlanta-area interstate.
The family's car broke down early Wednesday and a stranger stopped to help, according to a statement by the DeKalb County police. As the mother was making arrangements for a tow truck, the stranger drove off with the children in a 2000 to 2005 green Jeep Cherokee, police said.
Georgia authorities issued a statewide child abduction alert for 3-year-old Jalen Mattison and 1-year-old Amari Mattison. A police spokeswoman said she did not have the mother's name, adding the mother was with detectives.
Police said the mother does not know the suspect. The family was driving a 1996 silver Volvo.