AMBER Alert issued for 3 Virginia siblings canceled after they are found safe, both parents in custody
The AMBER Alert was canceled after all three children were found safe at a traffic stop in South Carolina on Wednesday, April 22. Both parents are now in police custody as well. John surrendered to an attorney by the middle of the day while his wife was pulled over in traffic the same afternoon. The children were with her.
ROANOKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Authorities in Virginia have issued an AMBER Alert for three young siblings who they believe are in "extreme danger" after they were abducted by their parents.
The Roanoke County, Virginia Police Department announced in a press release that they were searching for Cameron Allison, 6, Emma Allison, 6, and Colin Allison, 21 months.
The young children were last seen in Roanoke County, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 21, at around 3:30 pm and are believed to have been abducted by John Varion Allison, a white male with blonde hair and brown eyes who is 5'9'' in height and weighs 185lbs.
Authorities said John may be in the company of his wife, Ruby Marie Allison, who is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'3'' in height and weighs 160lbs. They also said he might be operating a maroon 1999 Chevrolet Suburban SUV with Virginia license plate: VVU-3796 or a maroon 2006 Cadillac with Virginia license plate: VMN-8238.
Cameron has been described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes; Emma, a white female with brown hair and brown eyes, and Colin, a white male with blonde hair and brown eyes. Police said all three children might be in "extreme danger."
Roanoke County Social Services had reportedly been attempting to serve a court-ordered child removal for the children before they were abducted. John allegedly refused to share their location or allow Child Protective Services access to the children.
While it is currently unclear why he and Emma were losing custody of them, the Roanoke Police Department said they believe the parents may have taken the siblings outside of Virginia. If caught, they face three counts of child abduction.
Social media users did not condone their actions but did ask that they be considered innocent until proven guilty.
"I have seen both sides of these abuse cases and the overreaching of CPA. Without knowing all the information provided to the courts and hearing all the sides of the stories, no one can make a FB judgment call on what happened or is happening in this case," one user wrote. "I hope the children are safe and that they are found safe."
"I pray these children are safe but I will also say, it's easy for people to judge and point without being in that position," another similarly commented.
Police have asked anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of John or the children to call 911 or contact the Roanoke County Police Department at (540) 777-8798 or (540) 777-8799. They can also contact the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.
The news comes just days after MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) reported that a Utah child who had been abducted by her non-custodial mother was found safe and unharmed.
An AMBER Alert had been issued in the state by the Utah Division of Emergency Management after 4-year-old Arilyn Crow went missing from in South Salt Lake. Her non-custodial mother, 25-year-old Courtney Lynn Crow, was suspected to have abducted her at around 12:45 am on Sunday, April 19.
She was found safe a few hours later with Crow, who was subsequently charged with first-degree felony child kidnapping in connection to the incident.