CHILD FOUND: 5-year-old boy taken from Kansas daycare by mother found in Oklahoma
ROSE HILL, Kan. (WIBW) - A 5-year-old boy taken from Rose Hill, Kansas, has been found safe.
Brixton Sisk was taken Thursday from daycare by his mother. She previously had her parental rights severed by the court. Authorities said actions, including threats of violence, she made prior to the abduction made them believe Brixton was in imminent danger.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers arrested the suspects and safely recovered the child. The agency said public tips helped resolve the situation.
Oklahoma City station News 9 confirmed the suspect vehicle was stopped on I-35 at mile marker 199, near Kay County.
“The public’s assistance in this matter was outstanding. Several of the tips provided led investigators to the location. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s actions in this matter were exceptional. Deep appreciation for all that rallied to assist Brixton.”
The KBI issued an Amber Alert for Brixton just before 6 p.m. Thursday. They said the boy’s mother, Danielle Banzet, posed as a social worker to get into Rose Hill Elementary School’s day care. They say she took the boy out of the building, and they got into a black Chevrolet Suburban driven by a man, who was believed to be Brixton’s biological father.
The KBI updated later in the night that the trio switched to vehicles, and were in a Volkswagon Jetta. That vehicle was later found abandoned in Cowley County.
Around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the KBI issued a statement that the AMBER Alert was canceled, with the child safe and the suspects in custody.
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