Special to SEGAZINE
Authorities have found 2-year-old Maliah Harris who was the subject of a multi-state amber alert.
Investigators in Mississippi told Channel 2 Action News the girl was found in the south Georgia city of Sylvester and her parents are in custody.
Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.
“Some of the tips that we’re getting again are very good tips, so I think we will find them,” Miley said Wednesday.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the child and her parents — identified 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison Studdard.
Patrol spokesman Warren Strain says they were last seen in a black or brown 2002 Pontiac Aztec with Georgia license plate PGR7927.
Miley says the siblings’ grandfather discovered Alyssa’s body about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Miley says the grandfather called 911 and the parents left with the 2-year-old girl.