AMBER Alert canceled: 4-year-old boy found on family’s property

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DUCHESNE COUNTY (ABC4 News) An Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday after a Duchense County boy was found safe on his family’s property.

Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office says it was reported that 4-year-old Jackson Barlow was taken from Fruitland Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The first deputy got to the family’s property about 30 minutes after the abduction was reported, due to the remote location.

Duchesne County deputies and detectives said they searched a couple of square miles for the boy, including along Red Creek, which borders the family’s property. They were assisted by a Classic Air Medical helicopter crew and a Uintah County sheriff’s K9 handler and her bloodhound.

Duchesne County Sheriff Travis Tucker decided to issue an Amber Alert about 6:25 p.m. because the boy still had not been located, and a family member recalled seeing a dark gray Nissan sedan pull onto the property around the time the boy was last seen.

“It had been more than two hours with 20 people searching and we still hadn’t found him,” Tucker said.

“My thought process was to bring the whole world in ‒ helicopters, search and rescue, everyone,” the sheriff said. “We could always turn the extra help around if we found him.”

Detectives conducting another search around the perimeter of the property found the boy sleeping in the corner of an outbuilding about 6:50 p.m. The boy was checked out by EMTs at the scene and deputies say he is in good condition.

“We’re grateful this turned out the way it did and that he’s safe,” Tucker said.

The Amber Alert was officially canceled at 6:59 p.m. The sheriff’s office is no longer looking for a dark gray Nissan sedan.


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