Infant who was subject of AMBER Alert found in submerged vehicle in river

Man suspected of abducting infant arrested on scene

Police in Gainesville are searching for Lyrik Brown (left) and Jeremy Brown (right). Jeremy Brown is a suspect in Lyrik's disappearance, police say.
Police in Gainesville are searching for Lyrik Brown (left) and Jeremy Brown (right). Jeremy Brown is a suspect in Lyrik's disappearance, police say. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdated at 8:08 p.m.:

The search for a 3-month-old girl who disappeared late Monday night from a North Texas town was called off Tuesday after an infant presumed to be the girl was found inside a vehicle that was submerged in a river.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, officers responded to the Red River at Interstate 35 on Tuesday afternoon after they received information about a man believed to have kidnapped the infant, Lyrik Brown.

When officers arrived, they found the man, Jeremy Brown, in the river next to an overturned vehicle that was submerged.

After the vehicle was removed from the river, an infant was found dead inside the vehicle in a car seat.

Jeremy Brown was arrested.

An AMBER Alert had been issued for Lyrik on Monday, and Brown was the suspect in her disappearance.

Originally:

The Gainesville Police Department is searching for a 3-month-old girl who disappeared late Monday night in the North Texas town.

An AMBER Alert was issued for Lyrik Brown, who was last seen at 9 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of N. Howeth Street in Gainesville, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Officers have named Jeremy Brown, 30, as a suspect in her disappearance. It is not immediately clear if, or how, the child and suspect are related.

Lyrik Brown weighs 15 pounds and was last seen wearing a yellow onesie with hearts and flowers. She has a birthmark behind the right knee.

Jeremy Brown is 5-feet, 11-inches tall, weighs 181 pounds and was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a black shirt with a Chicago Bulls logo, and black and white Nike shoes.

Police say he is driving a gray Volkswagen Jetta with the temporary license plate 55432B6. He was last heard from in Gainesville.

Police say Lyrik Brown may be in “grave or immediate danger.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Gainesville police at 940-668-7777.


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