A child was
returned to his family after an Amber Alert was issued for 9-month-old Liam
Allen who was abducted last night after 43-year-old Terry Doehling stole a
vehicle he was sleeping in. Doehling drove the vehicle from Jeanerette to New
Orleans allegedly unaware that the child was in the vehicle. Louisiana State
Police Spokesperson Trooper Melissa Matey has more.
“We don’t have
any evidence that it was planned. We are still in the early stages of the
investigation. The child has found safe and we were able to return that child
back to his mother and the suspect is in custody.”
state troopers were able to positively identify Doehling once he arrived in the
New Orleans area.
troopers in the area of 900 Canal Street where we received information that the
vehicle and the suspect were both in that area and they were able to locate
celebrates this as another success for the Amber Alert system which combines
the public’s eye with law enforcement.
alert is priceless when it comes to getting out that information to the public and
we really rely heavily on the public to let us know when they see that vehicle
or see somebody matching that description.”