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Search for missing 5 month old Columbus boy expands to surrounding states


The search for a 5 month old Kason Thomas continues, and a "be on the lookout" alert has been issued in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Kasson and his twin brother were in their mother's 2010 black Honda Accord Monday night when she got out to pick up a Door Dash delivery, leaving the car running. When she turned around the car and the boys were gone.

Kyair was discovered Tuesday morning, still in his car seat, in a parking lot at the Dayton International Airport.

Police are searching fort 24-year old Nalah Jackson, who was seen on surveillance video leaving the Short North pizza place just after the boys' mother entered.

Columbus Police Division
The suspect identified as 24-year old Nalah Jackson on security video, shown leaving the Donato's Pizza at 1st Avenue and North High Street shortly after the missing children's mother entered.

Jackson is described a a Black female, 5'7" and 159 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Court records indicate she has had run-ins with law enforcement for endangering her own children. Police say there is no indication she has any connection with the missing child or family.

The family is angry that it took so long to issue an AMBER Alert for the missing boys Monday night. Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant says she is addressing a "lapse in communication" among executive staff that seemed to slow the decision to issue the alert. CPD officials say the abduction was reported by 10:30 p.m., and requests for the AMBER alert were made at approximately 11:45 p.m. and again just after midnight. The first alert went out shortly after 1:30 am.

The missing car is described as a black 2010 Honda Accord 4-door with a missing front bumper. There is evidence of an accident on the left side of the car, including streaks of purple paint, and a torn temporary Ohio tag in the rear window. And a white bumbper sticker that reads "Westside City Toys".

The child is considered to be in danger.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.