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AMBER Alert canceled for 5-year-old boy from Jackson Co.

Sheriff’s office says boy found safe in Anamosa Tuesday
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Abel Lee Keil was found in Anamosa and returned to his...
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Abel Lee Keil was found in Anamosa and returned to his caretaker.(State of Iowa/KWQC)
Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 8:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 3:16 PM CDT
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JACKSON Co., Iowa (KWQC) - An AMBER Alert was canceled for a 5-year-old Jackson County boy after sheriff’s deputies say he was found safe.

The alert was issued for Abel Keil out of Baldwin, Iowa, at 8:29 p.m. Tuesday. Officials announced Abel was taken by 46-year-old Jeremy John Keil and 32-year old Amy Lynn Burick.

On Wednesday officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office told TV6 that it was not an abduction but a violation of a safety plan.

“There was a court order issued as a result of the violation of the mutually agreed upon Safety Plan, but the parent did NOT take the child due to that court order as it didn’t exist at the time he picked the child up,” officials told TV6. “Once the parent became aware of the Ambert Alert, they contacted us and we were able to sort through everything and figure out the order and timeline of events.”

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Abel Lee Keil was found in Anamosa and returned to his caretaker.

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