Amber Alert cancelled for missing 3-year-old Chesterfield boy; suspect still at large

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police have cancelled the Amber Alert for 3-year-old Cayden Thomas Merchant after he was found safe Monday evening.

Virginia State Police say the suspect, 40-year-old James Benjamin King, is still at large.

The child was believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at 9124 Germont Avenue in North Chesterfield around 6:30 p.m Monday.

The child was likely in the custody of King, and in a red 2016 Hyundai Elantra with Virginia License plate XWS-1828.

Photo Courtesy of Virginia State Police

King is about 5’1″ tall, weighs 130 pounds and has brown eyes and a short afro.

King was last seen wearing a Dead Pool insignia t-shirt with light-colored blue jeans.

Officials believe they may have been headed to Petersburg, Virginia.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect or suspect’s vehicle, is asked to immediately call 911 or Chesterfield County Police Department at (804) 748-1251.

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