Police: Lauryn Sizemore found in southern Alabama, step-grandfather in custody

Updated: Apr. 3, 2019 at 6:33 PM CDT
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DAWSON SPRINGS, KY (WFIE) - Dawson Springs police say Lauryn Sizemore has been found and is safe.

The announcement was made during a vigil at Dawson Springs High School.

We’re told her step-grandfather, 56-year-old Eugene Harper, is in custody.

Harper was taken into custody Tuesday in Alabama.
Harper was taken into custody Tuesday in Alabama.(Baldwin County Jail)

Harper’s arrest was captured on video in Alabama:

An amber alert was issued early Tuesday morning. The teen was last seen around midnight on March 30 in her bedroom.

Authorities say Harper told friends he was going to Texas. His father and brother live in Houston.

Many people are wondered why there was a delay in an Amber Alert. Investigators say the case, at first, did not meet the criteria for KSP to issue it.

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