UPDATE: Gary Teen Subject Of AMBER Alert Has Been Found

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Gary, Ind. teen at the center of an AMBER Alert issued Monday has been found, say authorities, who offered little more information.

Chastinea Reeves, 15, was last seen 2 a.m. Monday after her mother was the victim of a violent crime, Gary police said. State police issued the AMBER Alert as local police said Destinae could be in “extreme danger.”

Chastinea was found around 2:30 p.m. in the city Gary, police said. The AMBER Alert has been canceled.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield told reporters. She declined to offer details.


Chastinea Reeves (Source: Gary Police)

Chastinea Reeves (Source: Gary Police)

Police said Chastinea and her four-year-old sister fled to relative Kelli McMillan’s home on Main Street in Gary around 2 a.m. Monday, after witnessing a crime.

The teen’s mother, Jamie Garnett, was found murdered inside a different Gary apartment Monday morning.

“They said somebody had come in, and did something to the mom. So I stepped out here, I called the police, I called the neighbor of the mom, and when I was making my phonecalls, Chastinea, she went out the back door,” McMillan said.

McMillan said Chastinea was “hysterical.”


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