Mother still wanted after 1-year-old son found safe

Published: May. 11, 2015 at 9:49 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2015 at 9:49 AM CDT
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(Source: Huntsville Police)
(Source: Huntsville Police)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A 1-year-old boy allegedly kidnapped by his mother was found safe on Monday afternoon.

The child was brought to the Alabama Department of Human Resources by the child's biological father. The child is now in DHR custody.

Around 5:30 a.m. Monday, Huntsville police sent out an alert to help them find Keysa Pryor. Authorities say that she took her non-custodial 1-year-old son, Giovanni Pickett. A statewide alert was sent out just after 8 a.m.

Pryor is still wanted by police for interference with child custody 

The child was a ward of the state and was in Huntsville on Sunday night visiting his aunt, who is in the process of adopting the child, for an in-house visit. Police say Pryor found out about the visit and arrived at the woman's house. She told the aunt she had been granted supervised visitation and the aunt let her spend the day with him.

Giovanni was then taken by Pryor, who is believed to be headed towards Birmingham, where she lives.

Pryor has been arrested on drug charges in the past, but the charges were later dropped.

DHR would not comment further on the case, however, the boy's aunt says she will no longer be able to adopt Giovanni. According to her, he was placed with a family in Birmingham. The aunt also says Giovanni was checked by medical professionals and is healthy and safe.

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