Syracuse police issue AMBER Alert for child abduction that occurred Saturday night

February 21, 2016 by Mark H. Anbinder

A year-old girl is missing and believed to be with a suspect who may harm himself and the child, according to a New York State AMBER Alert issued by the Syracuse Police Department.

The missing girl, Maddox Lawrence, is a white female, about 21 months old, with blonde hair and brown eyes, about two feet tall and weighing about 26 pounds.

The suspect, 24-year-old Ryan LawrenceMaddox Lawrence and her custodial father, Ryan Lawrence, are the subjects of an AMBER Alert. Photos provided by Syracuse Police Department.Maddox Lawrence and her custodial father, Ryan Lawrence, are the subjects of an AMBER Alert. Photos provided by Syracuse Police Department., with brown hair and brown eyes, left home with the child last night "after leaving information indicating that he was going to harm himself and possibly the child," according to Syracuse police. He is said to be her custodial father. "The suspect has a history of mental health issues and is emotionally unstable."

Maddox was last seen wearing a white shirt with pink collar and brown puppies, long pink pants, a blue coat with pink interior, brown suede shoes, and a gray knit hat with pom poms.

The suspect is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds, and was last seen wearing a gray shell jacket, blue jeans, and tan Timberland boots. He has a Zodiac tattoo on his right hand, and a round burn scar on his lower right leg.

The abduction occurred at about 10:57pm at a home near Valley Drive in Syracuse, say police, though they may have been last seen at a parking lot at the Destiny USA mall.

If you have any information about the abduction or the child's whereabouts, please call 866-NYS-AMBER or 911.

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