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AMBER Alert Canceled, John Gyuriak Found Safe

An AMBER alert for 9-year-old John Gyuriak has been canceled after the boy was found with his mother at a gas station.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The AMBER Alert for 9-year-old John Gyuriak of South Bend has been canceled by the Indiana State Police.

John was found with his non-custodial mother, Areca Gyuriak, Thursday morning at a BP gas station in South Bend.

According to ISP, Areca Gyuriak took her son from his father's home in South Bend sometime overnight. An AMBER Alert was issued at around 6:20 a.m. Thursday.

According to Bob Blake at "The South Bend Tribune", someone spotted a car matching the description of Areca Gyuriak's 2008 Dodge Charger and called 911. SBPD officers arrived and arrested Areca a short time later.

The case is being investigated by the St. Joseph County Police Department and the Indiana State Police.


The original article from WIBC.com: 

An Amber Alert has been declared for a 9-year-old boy from South Bend. 

Indiana State Police say John D. Gyuriak, 9, was last seen wearing a red Chicago Culls jersey with "Rose #1" on the back along with black Under Armor athletic shorts with a white stripe. 

Gyuriak was last seen Wednesday night at 11 pm in South Bend and is believed to be in extreme danger. He is 4 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and has a scar above his right eye. 

The suspect is Areca Nicole Gyuriak, 29, who is a white female standing 5 feet tall. She also weighs 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue tank top and black yoga pants. 

The suspected vehicle is a tan 2008 Dodge Charger.

(Photos by the Indiana State Police.) 

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