Amber Alert Issued for Dallas Toddler Wrongly Reported to be Dead

July 11, 2019Jul 11, 2019

The search continues for an 18-month-old boy who disappeared in Texas. The child is the subject of a statewide Amber Alert and a child abduction investigation.

Cedrick Jackson was last seen at his Dallas home Tuesday night. The last sighting was shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment on the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive, Dallas police said.

The search continues after a news report falsely said the boy was found dead. Dallas police said the department has not located a body, but they did not specify whether they believe him to be dead.

Police believe he may be in danger and in need of assistance, but they did not say why. Jackson had been placed in the temporary custody of his aunt by Child Protective Services.

The aunt says she put him to bed sometime after 11 p.m. She discovered him missing when she went to check on him at 6 a.m. She then called 911.

A child who lives in the same apartment described someone who looked like a relative take Jackson at some point during the night, police said. That person was found but Jackson was not with him.

"The child said it looked like this relative. That individual is a black male, 5-foot-7-inches tall, 180 to 190 pounds, about 47 years old. I will tell you at this point, we don’t know if that suspect is the person in custody in Keller or if we’re looking for a separate suspect that happens to match that description," said the police.

Police are questioning Jackson's parents and the aunt at Dallas police headquarters.

"As a mother, it’s the scariest feeling in the world. It’s really scary, and I just want him to be safe. I want him to know wherever he is that I love him. We love him, and we hope that he’s safe," said DiShundra Thomas, Jackson's mother.

Jackson is black with braided hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing only a diaper.
Police ask that anyone with information about the child's location, or about the location of Terry Ray Clark, is asked to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Please pray that this baby boy is found safe. May God keep and protect him!

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