Greenville boy found safe with father; Amber Alert canceled

Amber Alert

Credit: Greenville PD

Greenville police issued an Amber Alert for three-year-old Aaron William Josiah Sneed on August 29, 2013. He was last seen with Jacob Aaron Sneed, 39, who was driving a 1995 red Ford Mustang.

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Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 10:40 AM

GREENVILLE -- Authorities canceled an Amber Alert for a Greenville boy Thursday morning after he and his father were found safe in Missouri. 

Police located Aaron William Josiah Sneed, 3, at his grandfather's home in a rural area of Greene County, Mo., about 400 miles northeast of Greenville. His father was also at the location. Both were unharmed.

Investigators said the incident began when the child's father, Jacob Aaron Sneed, threatened to crash his vehicle, killing himself and the child. Unable to locate Sneed and his son, Greenville police issued an Amber Alert early Thursday morning.

In a statement later released by Greenville police, authorities said while it was initially determined the case met the criteria of an Amber Alert, it was later determined it did not. The statement did not reveal how they made that determination.

"The facts surrounding the reported abduction are still being investigated by the Greenville Police Department," the statement read. "Child Protective Services has been notified about the incident, as well."

The department did not mention whether an arrest was made in the case. 

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