Update: Rylee Lewis has been located safely, and her grandmother taken into police custody.
An AMBER Alert has been issued out of Pueblo, Colorado, for a 7-year-old girl and her grandmother, who authorities say is a known danger to herself and others. CBS News reports that Rylee Nicole Lewis was last seen at her elementary school when she was reportedly picked up by her grandmother, 57-year-old Joy Forsythe. Now the duo’s loved ones and the police in Pueblo are desperately searching for them.
Joy Forsythe is reportedly not allowed to have contact with her granddaughter. It’s because of this that authorities believe that the 7-year-old girl is in danger. The missing child stands at around 3-feet-tall and weighs around 75 lbs., with long brown hair, brown eyes, and a medium-toned complexion. She was also last seen wearing a navy-blue shirt with matching navy-blue pants (school uniform). Her grandmother stands at around 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 218 lbs., with long brown hair — which is usually messy — and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing brown fur-trimmed slippers, a grey t-shirt, and blue denim pants. She also typically uses an oxygen mask.
Authorities in Pueblo believe that the duo may be traveling in a silver 1995 Chevy Lumina with green doors and Colorado plates 371-TTF. KRDO News reports that an incident allegedly took place between Forsythe and her family this week that leads them to believe that Rylee may be in immediate danger. An AMBER Alert was put into effect this afternoon, after the child was removed from the school by her grandmother just after 1:20 p.m. today. Evidently, the alert was issued after 6:00 p.m., approximately five hours after the child went missing.
AMBER ALERT – RYLEE LEWIS 7 YRS OLD – 1995 CHEV LUMINA SILVER W/GREEN PASSENGER DOORS WITH CO LIC/ 371TTF JOY FORSYTHE 57 YRS OLD – PUEBLO
— CBI (@CBI_Colorado) September 12, 2015
AMBER ALERT out of Pueblo. Please share. An Amber Alert has been issued for 7-year-old Rylee Lewis, who is… http://t.co/DUPFSQ68yh
— 590 KCSJ (@590kcsj) September 12, 2015
Authorities are seeking a silver Chevrolet Lumina truck the girl, Rylee Lewis, was believed to be picked up in.
— Ryan Severance (@RyanS_Chieftain) September 12, 2015
Amber Alert notifications have been pushed to the mobile phones of residents of Pueblo and other surrounding areas. Meanwhile, social media is picking up the case, and sharing information like wildfire. On Facebook, her photo, along with the photo of her grandmother, is going viral with hundreds of shares.
If you see either Rylee Lewis, her grandmother, or the silver Lumina that they are believed to be traveling in, please do not hesitate to contact the authorities in Pueblo.
Photo: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children