A 2-year-old boy kidnapped from a Rhode Island home where two bodies were discovered was found wandering unattended near a housing project. WJAR's Cierra Putman reports.
A 2-year-old Rhode Island boy abducted after a double murder was found Sunday in good health, police said.
Rhode Island State Police via NBC 10 News
Police arrested for Malcolm Crowell, who is believed to have abducted a toddler after a double homicide in Johnston, R.I.
An Amber Alert for the toddler, Isaiah Perez, had been in effect more than 12 hours after he was reported missing from his Johnston, R.I., home. He was found in Providence, Johnston police dispatchers said.
The bodies of two women were found in a house in the town at about 5 a.m. Sunday.
Police told WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, that Isaiah was found wandering the streets near a housing project. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation, police told the station.
Earlier in the day, police arrested two men whom they described as suspects in the killings and the kidnapping.
Malcolm Crowell, 22, who had been described in the alert as "armed and dangerous," was arrested early Sunday afternoon in nearby Fall River, Mass.
The child was not with him, though, and police began looking for a second suspect. Daniel Rodriguez, 28, was arrested about four hours later in Providence, police said.
"Neither had custody of the child, but we're hoping that since they both have local ties, one of them dropped off the child with a family or friend who doesn't know about the Amber Alert," Johnston Police Deputy Chief Daniel Parrillo said before the boy was found.
The homicide victims had not been identified, and Parrillo said police have not determined how Crowell and Rodriguez are connected to them or a motive for the crime.
This story was originally published on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:08 AM EDT