Gary toddler located following abduction

Posted at 7:03 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 23:39:17-04

GARY, Ind. -- A Gary toddler abducted at gunpoint was found safely Tuesday night.

Police put out an urgent alert Tuesday for 15-month-old Timothy Jackson Jr., who was taken from his foster home by two males around 12:30 a.m. The suspects were armed with sawed-off shotguns and had their faces covered.

An Amber Alert was formally issued for Timothy around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police announced Timothy had been found just before 10 p.m.

Police initially said Timothy was thought to be in the company of his mother, 15-year-old Rosalinda Tecaxco, and father, 17-year-old Timothy Jackson. They did not immediately say whether he was found with them.

Above: Timothy Jackson Sr., Timothy Jackson Jr. and Rosalinda Tecaxco

Tecaxco is a ward of the state who was being fostered at the same home as her son. The toddler's father was also reported as a runaway.


Download the new and improved RTV6 app to get the latest news on the go and receive alerts to your phone

Sign up to have the latest news headlines delivered straight to your email inbox