TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Four days after police triggered an amber alert for a sick boy, they found him more than a thousand miles from home with his mother.
After days of searching and flashing his picture around the country, 4-year-old Kingston Rodriguez is safe and sound. State police say Kingston and his mom, Katrina Bryant, were found at a home around noon in Kennewick, Washington Friday.
U.S. Marshals and police in Washington helped track the two down. They have not said how, but stated the leads led to the recovery.
Bryant previously lost custody of her son to the Children, Youth and Family Department. Police discovered the two were missing on Monday when she failed to show up for a hearing in Taos.
Due to Kingston’s serious medical condition, worry grew for his well-being.
Now, Kingston’s health is being examined.
“At this point, we’re just thankful that he’s safe,” said Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo of New Mexico State Police.
Kingston will be transported back to CYFD custody in New Mexico after he is medically cleared. CYFD has not said how Bryant lost custody of her son.
Residents of the home where Bryant and Kingston were staying had no idea what was going on in New Mexico.
Bryant has been booked into the Benton County jail in Washington. She had a warrant out for her arrest after missing the custody hearing.