Amber Alert canceled: 2-year-old boy Malakhi Bankhead 'abducted' from League City found safe

The Department of Public Safety has said that the toddler was last spotted at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in Estella Court. Officials believed he was with his parents when the Amber Alert was issued but wouldn't say if he was found in their custody or not.


                            Amber Alert canceled: 2-year-old boy Malakhi Bankhead 'abducted' from League City found safe

Update 12.30 a.m ET: Police have now canceled the Amber Alert issued for the two-year-old boy after they reported him being found safe. 

A judge last Wednesday ordered his parents, Katherine Ulrich, 21, and Cody Bankhead, 24, to hand the toddler over to the CPS but that never happened, League City police spokesman K.R. Williamson said. CPS was investigating the parents, Williamson said. Officials believed he was with his parents when the Amber Alert was issued but wouldn't say if he was found in their custody or not.

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An Amber Alert has been issued in Texas for 2-year-old Malakhi Bankhead after he was allegedly abducted from League City, according to local officials. The Department of Public Safety has said that the toddler was last spotted at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in Estella Court, League City. It is still unclear why exactly it took a whole week for the amber alert to be issued for the missing child.

KTRK-TV reported that the suspects have since been identified as 21-year-old Katherine Ulrich and 24-year-old Cody Bankhead. Details about the circumstances related to the alleged abduction are yet to be released.

2-year-old Malakhi Bankhead (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)

Ulrich and Bankhead are believed to have taken the toddler in a white 2015 BMW X3 with Texas license plate KSW8656. The vehicle is said to have sustained damage in the rear due to a recent accident. Malakhi has been described as a 2-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes. He stands at 3 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 35lbs. The toddler is also said to have eczema on his elbow.

The 21-year-old white female, Ulrich, has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing around 150lbs. According to the Amber Alert that was issued, she is said to have "numerous tattoos". Bankhead has been described as a 24-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160lbs. The document described that he has a scar on his upper arm.

Members of the public who see Malakhi, the two suspects, or the suspected vehicle are urged to call 911 immediately or call the League City Police Department at (281) 332-2566.

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