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UPDATE: Missing child safely in custody; parents charged

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SoVaNow.com / November 16, 2012
UPDATE: Jennifer Carwile, the subject of a police search overnight, has been apprehended in Prince George's County, MD. The child who she is believed to have abducted, Alexis Rose Carwile, is fine and in protective care. Authorities have cancelled an Amber Alert that was issued Thursday.

At a Friday morning press conference, authorities said the court in Campbell County had granted the Department of Social Services custody of the child before the alleged abduction.

At 4:34 a.m. Friday, Virginia State Police apprehended Eric Eugene Black in connection with an alleged abduction of the child in Halifax County. His vehicle was spotted by a UPS driver who had seen the Amber Alert. Police found Black in Chesterfield County and seized the burgundy 1985 Nissan Maxima (VA TAG XNJ9177) he was driving.

About two hours later, Prince Georges, Md., got a tip that the woman and child were at the home of a relative in Maryland.

The formerly missing child, Alexis Rose Carwile, is an 18 month old black female, approximately 2 ft. 6 in. tall and weighing 20 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

The child’s mother, Jennifer Dawn Carwile, the alleged abductor, is a 35 year old white female approximately 5 ft. 5 in. tall and weighing 170 pounds. She has green eyes and red hair.

Authorities today were en route to Chesterfield County to interview Black.

Halifax County authorities are involved because, although the parties live in Campbell County, the toddler was staying at a home in Northern Halifax County while her parents were in court.

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