1-year-old kidnapped in carjacking found safe, police say

Blaise Barnett was in vehicle while parents unloaded car in Georgia

CLARKSTON, Ga. – A 1-year-old boy who was missing after the SUV he was in was stolen outside his family’s apartment in Georgia has been found safe, according to police.

The Clarkston Police Department said Blaise Barnett was found shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. The department said he was in his parents’ Ford Explorer while they were unloading items from their vehicle when it was stolen at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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The FBI joined the investigation, prompting a nationwide search is underway for the boy.

According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were in a cup holder. Detectives were able to locate the SUV a few hours later, but the baby and his car seat were not found inside.

We are happy to report that baby Blaise has been found.

Posted by Clarkston Police Department, Georgia on Thursday, November 11, 2021

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