Little Rock Girl Missing After Murder Found Safe in Memphis
A missing Little Rock girl has been found safe after authorities discovered the bodies of the couple she lived with, police said.
Amber Whitlow, 12, was found Saturday night 130 miles away in Memphis, Tenn., local police said. She was found with her 33-year-old brother, Antonio Whitlow, who is a suspect in her abduction as well as a double homicide, Memphis police spokeswoman Alyssa Moore said.
Antonio Whitlow is in custody, Moore said. Amber was taken to a children’s hospital as a precaution, and the Tennessee and Arkansas departments of child services were notified.
Earlier Saturday, the man and woman whom Amber lived with were found dead inside a home in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said.
Police 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, police 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.
The girl, 12-year-old Amber Whitlow, is either the daughter or granddaughter of the deceased couple, according to the police sergeant.