PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A Florida Amber Alert was issued early Saturday afternoon for two toddlers missing from Bay County.
Authorities issued an update about two hours later that the children had been found safely.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 2-year-old children Teddy Jones Jr. and Shantese Jones had last been seen in the area of the 1000 block of Everitt Avenue in Panama City.
FDLE believed the children may be in the company of Teddy Jones, 34, who has a large tattoo on his left forearm and may be traveling in a black Honda Accord with Florida tag number QKTU58. The back passenger window of the vehicle has three or four strips of duct tape at the top, authorities said.
Authorities said Teddy is a Black male with black curly hair and black eyes, 2-foot-8 and 37 lbs., and Shantese is a Black female with black curly hair and black eyes, 2-foot-8 and 30 lbs. Both were last seen wearing a t-shirt and diaper.
Anyone who had information on the children’s whereabouts was urged to contact FDLE at 1-888-FL-MISSING or the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3112, or call 911.