A missing toddler in Massachusetts was found seven hours after she vanished seven miles away from her home. Lyndon Albers, 2, was alive but was found in disturbing circumstances on the morning of November 20. She’s from the town of Hamilton, north of Boston. She had last been seen at 4:15 a.m. at her home. Her parents called 911 at around 7 a.m.
This is a breaking story so stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. When She Was Found, Her Head Had Been Shaved & She Was Naked
WCVB’s Kathy Curran reports that she was found naked, her head shaved with bruises and a shaven head. Her condition was not initially revealed when she was found. Stanley Forman tweeted that she was rushed to a local hospital. NECN reports that she was taken to Beverly Hospital and then taken to Boston Children’s. Her condition is said to be stable.
2. State Police Used Everything In Their Power to Find Albers
My Fox Boston reports that the state police Air Wing and K9 units were involved in the search for little Albers. NECN adds that roads have been closed around Hamilton. She was found alone by the side of the road in Rowley, Massachusetts.
3. A Search Warrant Has Been Served at Her Home
NECN reports that Massachusetts State Police have served a search warrant at Albers’ home. That search began at 2:45 p.m. Eastern time. At a press conference, Hamilton Police Chief Russell Stevens said “As a parent, I feel very much for these parents, so I’m happy that we reunited her with her family.”
4. The Couple Who Found Her Didn’t Know if She Was a Boy or Girl
The town of Hamilton is about 30 miles north of Boston. The town of Rowley is around 5 miles away from Albers’ home. WCVB reports that she was found by a couple who weren’t sure if she was a boy or girl. They put a blanket around her and called the police.
5. No Amber Alert Was Issued for Albers