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[News] Amber Alert issued for a 17-month-old kidnapped in High Point, NC

[UPDATED] HIGH POINT – Police say they’re investigating the kidnapping of a 17-month-old child — Shylin Olandea Neal.The kidnapping happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday night in the parking lot of a Food Lion on Brian Jordan Place in High Point.High Point Police said a white 2003 Chevrolet Suburban was parked outside the store with the baby sleeping inside. Police say someone stole the vehicle with Shylin Olandea Neal inside.The baby has dark blue, light blue and clear beads in her hair. She was wearing a onesie with hearts on it.  She is wearing blue Crocs shoes.High Police say at 9:50 p.m., the godfather of Shylin Olandea Neal parked his car outside Food Lion at Brian Jordan Place.  He left Neal sleeping in the back while he went in to grab something.  When he walked back out, the vehicle was gone. Police have issued an amber alert for a 50-mile radius and have called in additional manpower.  They’ve already done two searches of the area and said their hope is that someone was walking by the car, saw an opportunity to steal the car and that the vehicle will be located somewhere nearby with Neal safe inside.News 2’s Meghann Mollerus spoke with Neal’s mother Cammy Jones, who was at the High Point Police Department with the child’s father Tony Neal (her boyfriend) and other family members early Friday morning.  She said based on the area in which the suburban was stolen, she does not believe someone was simply hanging around and waiting to steal the car.But, she said she is not aware of anyone who would want to harm her or her child.Jones explained the child’s godfather, Michael Campbell, is the fiance of her cousin, Tanya Jones Lion (the godmother).  She said Shylin Neal spends many weekends with her godparents, who also have children. Jones confirmed the godparents do not have custody — they simply like spending time with Shylin Neal.Jones said also in the car with Shylin Neal is a pink Las Vegas overnight bag.  In it are two changes of clothes–a turquoise pair of shorts with a two-shirt tank top, white sandals, a pair of leggings that looked like jeans with side pockets and a Tweety Bird shirt. Jones said, “Bring her home. Drop her off somewhere safely so we can find her and get her back.” Jones confirmed Shylin Neal is her only child.If you have any information, contact the High Police Department – 336-887-7940.The registration on the SVU is a North Carolina tag: BJX-1565

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