Amber Alert: Girl Found Safe in Louisiana, Uncle Killed

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(NBC DFW) UPDATE: A missing 9-year-old Benbrook girl abducted by her uncle is safe in Bossier City, Louisiana, Benbrook police say, after her uncle was killed in a struggle with an FBI Task Force officer Tuesday afternoon.

An Amber Alert for Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams was issued early Tuesday morning after officials said she was believed to have been taken by her uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams, of Arlington, last Friday. Family members reached out to the man but said he had been unresponsive, which they said was unusual.

Benbrook Police Officer Sandy Eubanks said a tip led law enforcement to a motel room where the girl’s uncle was killed during a struggle with law enforcement.
“The Amber Alert that was issued resulted in numerous tips that led officers to a motel room in Bossier City, Louisiana,” Eubanks said.

“Just a little bit earlier, the FBI attempted to take the suspect into custody. An FBI Task Force officer was shot and wounded and the suspect was killed. The child was safely recovered.”

The wounded officer, whose name has not been released, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover. Police were not able to comment on the condition of the girl, but they said she is expected to be reunited with her parents in North Texas soon.
“Since they said she’s safely recovered, I presume she’s uninjured,” Eubanks said.

Police have not released any motive or further details about the girl’s abduction.

(NBC DFW) UPDATE: Benbrook police are actively searching for a missing 9-year-old girl and have issued an arrest warrant for her uncle in connection with her disappearance, police say.

An Amber Alert was issued early Tuesday morning for 9-year-old Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams, of Benbrook, believed to be with her uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams, of Arlington.

Police told NBC 5 they believe Jessie took Caitlyn Friday. The girl was believed to be headed to a friend’s house for the weekend, but according to police she never showed up. Both Caitlyn and Jessie were spotted twice over the weekend, once at a hotel on Alta Mesa Boulevard at Interstate 35W and later at a hair salon on Bryant Irvin Road.

Jessie is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and lives along South Bowen Street in Arlington.

Caitlyn was last seen riding a pink, purple and white bicycle in the neighborhood close to her Benbrook home, on the 1100 block of Wade Hampton Street, police said. She is described as white, approximately 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 95 pounds with brown, wavy hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt with a Benbrook Field Day logo, bluejeans and pink and black tennis shoes.
After being spotted at the hair salon, police said it’s possible Caitlyn’s appearance has been altered.

“She was described as having long wavy brown hair, we have reason to believe that her hair may have been cut short to alter her appearance,” said Benbrook Police Officer Sandy Eubanks.

Police began looking into the girl’s disappearance after her parents called and reported her missing Monday. According to police, the girl’s parents expected her to return home from her friend’s house on Sunday. When she didn’t return Sunday, her parents assumed it was due to the weather. When she hadn’t returned Monday, they called police.

The Benbrook Police Department is searching for 9-year old Caitlyn Williams and police are looking for Jesse Williams in connection with her abduction.

The child was riding a pink/purple/white bicycle with a pink seat and pink grips.

Law enforcement officials believe the child to be in grave or immediate danger.

Officials say Caitlyn is 4 feet 4 inches tall, has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs approx 95 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a yellow t-shirt with “Benbrook Field Day” on it, blue jeans, pink/black tennis shoes.

The Suspect is Jessie Williams.  Police say he is 24-years-old, white male weighing approx. 220 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes and was last heard from in Benbrook, just west of Ft.  Worth.

If you have any information contact the Benbrook Police Department 817-249-6076

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