Amber Alert canceled after missing Roswell 2-year-old, mother located

New Mexico News

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The Amber Alert for a missing two-year-old has been canceled after police have located the child and his mother who authorities believed were abducted by a man wanted for murder. The alert was initially issued at 11:25 p.m. on Thursday by the Roswell Police Department for two-year-old Dayton Lerma and his mother, 26-year-old Celeste Alvidres.

Authorities stated that Dayton and Alvidres were last seen on May 11 in Roswell and were believed to be abducted by 29-year-old John Eric Lerma who was wanted for murder. Lerma is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence for a stabbing in Roswell on Tuesday.

According to the Amber Alert, all three individuals were believed to be in an unknown vehicle in Hagerman, New Mexico. Since the initial alert, New Mexico State Police reports early Friday morning that all three individuals have since been located but it is unknown where they were found.

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