SLED: 7-month-old AMBER Alert victim located

Drake Kingston Boyd (Source: SLED)
Drake Kingston Boyd (Source: SLED)
David Jackson (Source: SLED)
David Jackson (Source: SLED)
Brooke Lashae Collins (Source: SLED)
Brooke Lashae Collins (Source: SLED)
Ashley McLynda Laughlin (Source: SLED)
Ashley McLynda Laughlin (Source: SLED)

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Agents with the State Law Enforcement Division have located a 7-month-old boy who was the subject of an AMBER Alert on Monday.

Authorities believe a group of suspects who kidnapped Drake Kingston Boyd in East Tennessee were traveling towards Georgia or Florida in the car of the child's mother. Officials alerted the public Monday to be on the lookout for a 1999 Dodge Intrepid.

According to Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster, the South Carolina Highway Patrol found the Dodge Intrepid abandoned on eastbound Interstate 26 around 8 a.m. Monday.

The trooper who discovered the vehicle contacted the Newberry County Sheriff's Office after discovering it was stolen from Tennessee. Deputies with the agency responded and determined the vehicle was associated with an active AMBER Alert in Tennessee.

Officials say while the child has been successfully located in Miami, FL, the suspects at the center of the case remain at large.

Police continue to search for 35-year-old David Jackson, who has been described as a black male standing 6'2". Three other women, identified as Brooke Lashae Collins, Ashley McLynda Laughlin and a third woman known as "Bunny" are wanted in connection to the case.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Jackson has a lengthy, violent criminal history.

The suspects are believed to also have had a white Chrysler Sebring 4-door sedan, possibly bearing a Florida license plate.

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