KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An AMBER Alert has been cancelled after a missing 1-year-old Kansas City boy was found safe early Friday evening.
Cameron Rodgers was found just after 5 p.m. at 38th and Cleveland Avenue. SkyTracker images showed two people in handcuffs on the scene; police confirmed they're both in custody.
The AMBER Alert was issued after Cameron's mother, Mazurennae Clark, told police that 18-year-old Kapri Cunningham took her vehicle while her son was in the back seat Friday afternoon. Officers believed Cameron was in danger because he needs medicine critical to his health every six hours.
Clark said she left Cameron in the car with Cunningham outside a home on the 3400 block of Holmes while she was getting her 2-year-old daughter dressed inside. She said she was gone for only 10 minutes; when she came outside, the car -- and Cameron -- were nowhere to be found.
“I walked outside, and I just flipped out," Clark said. "I just really lost it.”
She said she had no idea why Cunningham, who she identified as a friend, took her car.
Police confirmed that Cunningham is in custody. It's unknown who the second person taken into custody is at this time.
Cameron was taken to Children's Mercy for evaluation, where he remained Friday night.
The vehicle described in the AMBER Alert was a 2000 Mazda 626, Missouri license plate DH8-M6L, with bungee cords holding the trunk closed. Police said they found Cameron after a citizen called in a tip after seeing the car.
Friday night, Clark expressed her gratitude for the alert citizen.
"Thank you very much because I know it takes the community and a village to raise a child,"she said. "It was crazy without him."
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