Police searching for woman involved in Lawrence abduction

Police are looking for 33-year-old Brandi Mishelle Behning, who may have stolen a car with a 10-year-old boy inside.

LAWRENCE, Ind — Police in Lawrence are searching for a woman who may have stolen a vehicle with a 10-year-old boy inside Wednesday morning.

The Lawrence Police Department said an Amber Alert was canceled for a 10-year-old boy who was inside the vehicle when it was stolen Wednesday morning. The boy was located safe inside the vehicle around 10 a.m.

Police are now looking for 33-year-old Brandi Mishelle Behning, who is wanted for questioning in the case. Behning is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, according to police.

The Amber Alert went out after police said a woman went inside the Exxon gas station at 9002 Pendleton Pike around 7:30 a.m. and left her 2005 Honda Pilot running and unlocked with her 10-year-old son, Jeremiah Jordan, inside.

According to police, a thin, white female wearing a black coat with a hood, black pants, and light-colored tennis shoes got in the vehicle and drove away.

Jeremiah had been previously diagnosed with a cognitive disability and was believed to be in danger.

The Lawrence Police Department said a person spotted the car in a Burger King parking lot near I-65 and Keystone Avenue after the Amber Alert went out.

Jeremiah was found inside safe and sleeping. He was reunited with his mother a short time later.

The female suspect was not located. Anyone with information on Behning’s whereabouts should contact the Lawrence Police Department at 317-545-7575 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-232-TIPS.

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