© 2023 St. Louis Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Kids Found Safe after Illinois Amber Alert


Pittsfield, Ill. – Illinois State Police have cancelled an Amber Alert from earlier this morning (Friday).

They say they found the green Pontiac van they were looking for in Troy, Mo., and the three kids inside are safe.

Police say they think Christina Smith shot her husband in western-central Illinois and then took the kids, armed with a rifle.

They had been looking for Abby Brown, 4, Charlies Reed, 3, and Trinity Reed, 6 months.

Police in Pittsfield, Ill. say Smith is suspected of wounding her husband with a .22-caliber rifle before leaving their home.


Send questions and comments about this story to feedback@stlpublicradio.org.