AMBER WHITLOW - 12 yo/ Accused: Antonio Whitlow - Little Rock AR

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AMBER WHITLOW - 12 yo/ Accused: Antonio Whitlow - Little Rock AR

Post by mom_in_il on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:52 am

Arkansas couple found dead in home; girl who lived with them is missing

From Nigel Walwyn, CNN
updated 10:16 PM EDT, Sat July 28, 2012

(CNN) -- A man and woman were found dead Saturday inside a home in Little Rock, Arkansas, while a girl who lived with the couple is missing, police said.

Police in the Arkansas capital got a call around 3:15 p.m. Saturday from a man who attended the same church as the slain couple and had found the woman just inside the home's doorway, Sgt. Cassandra Davis said.

Officers investigated and found that woman and the dead man, who was further inside the residence. Both of the deceased were in their 60s, according to Davis.

Authorities have not released the names of the couple, nor have they indicated how they died.

But Davis, from the Little Rock police, said that a girl who lived with the pair is missing.

The girl, 12-year-old Amber Whitlow, is either the daughter or granddaughter of the deceased couple, according to the police sergeant.

Arkansas authorities have issued an Amber Alert for Amber, a black girl with a brown ponytail who was last seen wearing knee-length blue jean shorts and a light blue short-sleeve shirt.

The alert describes the "circumstances" for the bulletin as "abduction from a possible homicide."

Antonio Whitlow, 33, is listed as an "associated adult" in the alert. He is described as a black male with short black hair and standing 6 feet, 3 inches tall.

Davis said Antonio Whitlow is Amber's brother and that police consider him a suspect in the case.

The girl may be traveling in a four-door, black over blue Lincoln model car from the 1990s that has a chrome luggage rack and chrome trim around the doors and on the wheels, the alert states.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/28/justice/arkansas-deaths/index.html


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Re: AMBER WHITLOW - 12 yo/ Accused: Antonio Whitlow - Little Rock AR

Post by mom_in_il on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:54 am

Authorities Find Missing Ark. Girl Alive in Tenn.

By JEANNIE NUSS Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. July 29, 2012 (AP)

Police found an Arkansas girl alive in Tennessee late Saturday, along with the man suspected of abducting her and killing his parents, authorities said.

Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said officers in Memphis, Tenn., found 33-year-old Antonio Whitlow and 12-year-old Amber Whitlow his parents' adopted daughter hours after the couple was found dead at their Arkansas home.

Both Amber and Antonio Whitlow were in police custody in Memphis, Davis said late Saturday, and the girl didn't show any signs of injuries. Little Rock detectives were expected to travel to Memphis overnight to pick them up, Davis said.

Memphis police didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Antonio Whitlow was wanted on one count of kidnapping and two counts of capital murder in connection with the slayings of his 65-year-old parents, Annette and Bobby Whitlow, Davis said.

The elder Whitlows were found dead in their Little Rock home on Saturday, Davis said.

Officers received a call shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday from a church member who was supposed to meet with the couple and discovered Annette Whitlow's body. When police arrived on scene, they found Bobby Whitlow's body.

Davis wouldn't say how they died.

Outside the Whitlows' home, neighbors huddled around caution tape Saturday evening as investigators wheeled a yellow body bag out to the coroner's van.

Tyra Marion, 30, said she sometimes saw the young girl riding her bike around the neighborhood, where new homes have been cropping up. The elder Whitlows, she said, were a quiet couple who held Bible studies.

"I would have never thought they were dead," she said.

An Amber Alert issued for Amber Whitlow was canceled after Davis said she was found in Memphis, which is about 135 miles northeast of Little Rock.

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