UPDATE: 10-month-old at the center of an AMBER Alert as been found safe

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UPDATE (9:30am):

According to authorities, Braelee Trapp has been found safe.

UPDATE (8:45am):

The TBI reported Lanier is known to Braelee’s family so it is not a “stranger” abduction case, but the exact connection remains unclear to investigators. The TBI added there is no known direction of travel.

The TBI released a surveillance image of Lanier’s Equinox, which was captured in Arkansas about a month ago.

Tony Lanier, Sr. SUV
(Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

Anyone who spots the two is urged to call 911, 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 931-762-0450 immediately.

Original story:

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER Alert early Friday morning for a nine-month-old girl who investigators said was “forcibly taken” from Lawrenceburg.

According to investigators, Braelee Rayne Trapp was taken Thursday night around 7 p.m. by Tony Lynn Lanier, Sr., 44. The TBI said the two were believed to be traveling in a black Chevrolet Equinox with Arkansas license plate 430-Y2K.

Braelee Rayne Trapp and Tony Lynn Lanier
Braelee Rayne Trapp and Tony Lynn Lanier (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

Braelee has brown hair and green eyes and weighs approximately 18 pounds. She was last seen wearing a diaper.

Lanier is 6 feet tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark navy pants and a dark gray shirt with “Buckmaster” written on it and gray shoes. Lanier is wanted for aggravated kidnapping.

Anyone who spots the two is urged to call 911, 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 931-762-0450 immediately.

The TBI reported Lanier is known to Braelee’s family so it is not a “stranger” abduction case, but the exact connection remains unclear to investigators. The TBI added there is no known direction of travel.

Braelee Rayne Trapp flyer

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