MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (WLS) — Authorities in Indiana issued a statewide Amber Alert Monday for a baby girl who police say was abducted from a home in Merrillville early Monday morning and is believed to be in “extreme danger.”

As of 3:20 p.m., authorities have canceled the Amber Alert. Investigators have not released any additional details about the investigation.

According to the Merrillville Police Department, the mother of 7-month-old Xeniyah Sanders said a man entered their home in the 5600-block of Massachusetts Street through a window without permission, took the child and fled.


Police said Xeniyah was last seen at 5:35 a.m. on Monday seen wearing a white shirt with a watermelon on the front and the words “Grandpa is one in a melon,” a diaper and no shoes.

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Police believe Xeniyah is with Leandre Nutull, 35. He is described by police as a Black male who is 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds.

Police said Nutull was last seen wearing a black coat and black jeans and driving a silver 2006 Acura TL with Illinois license plates of CU62616.

Anyone with information on Xeniyah’s whereabouts is asked to call the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0028 or 911.

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