1-year-old girl from Georgia abducted by 39-year-old man is believed to be in 'extreme danger'
A one-year-old girl from Georgia has reportedly been abducted and authorities have said that she is possibly in "extreme danger," according to an alert issued form the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
Police officials in Arcade, Georgia confirmed the abduction, saying that the child, identified as Baylee Sue Peeples, was reported missing on early Thursday morning from Jefferson, Georgia. Officials added that the little girl is set to turn two next month.
Baylee was noted missing shortly before 2 am. The GBI has been called in to assist in the search and the bureau on Thursday reportedly issued a Levi's Call, which is an equivalent to the AMBER alert, launching a hunt for Baylee, according to PEOPLE.
Authorities reportedly believe that the little girl is in the custody of a 39-year-old man named Robert Joseph Peeples. Investigators have not yet revealed whether it is possible whether the child and the abductor are related.
Police, however, have said that the two could be headed to Gwinnett County or Mississippi currently. Officials said that they could be traveling in a 1993 white GMC Vandura van with Georgia tag RIK1620, according to reports.
The missing toddler was last spotted wearing a pink shirt with the words "Always Amazing" printed on it. The one-year-old was also wearing a pink and black jacket with the word "love" on it.
According to the descriptions released by the officials, the toddler has blonde curly hair, blue eyes, stands three feet tall and weighs 24 lbs. Authorities have issued a statement asking if anyone has any information about the girl's whereabouts, they should either call 911 or the Arcade Police Department at 706-367-1821.
Records show that Robert Peeples has a criminal record dating back to the 1990s, which includes convictions on theft and marijuana charges.