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Authorities cancel Emergency Missing Child Alert for 5-year-old Sylacauga boy, found safe

Malachi Quintanilla (Photo: Sylacauga Police)

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has cancelled the search for Malachi Silva Quintanilla, after he was found safe.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency had issued an Emergency Missing Child Alert in the search for 5-year-old Malachi Silva Quintanilla.

Our news partners at reported that Malachi was taken from a bus stop near his apartment complex by a woman driving a grey car. Police said his custodial parents believed that the kidnapping may have been orchestrated to take Malachi to his biological father in New Orleans.

Malachi is described as being 4’3″ tall, weighing approximately 50 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities said he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white and navy striped Polo shirt, and black shoes around 3:45 P.M. on Monday.