Still Searching For Baby after Car Theft and Delayed AMBER Alert

Authorities are still searching for one of the twin baby boys abducted during a Columbus Short North car theft Monday night.

Police are naming 24-year-old Nalah Jackson as the suspect who took the black Honda Accord while it was running outside a North High Street Donato's around 9:45 p.m. One of the five-month-old babies was found wrapped in a quilt in a car seat outside Dayton International Airport at 4:15 Tuesday morning.

WHIO-TV is reporting new information led to a search of a wooded area just north of Dayton around 11:00 o'clock last night, but that effort did not turn up anything useful.

Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant says she is addressing a "lapse in communication" among executive staff surrounding Monday night's AMBER Alert.

Investigators say 24-year-old Nalah Jackson is suspected of taking the vehicle the twin baby boys were riding in around 9:45 p.m. Monday, with the statewide alert notification not going out until nearly four hours later.

CPD officials say the abduction was reported to other law enforcement agencies by 10:30 p.m., and requests for the AMBER alert were made at approximately 11:45 p.m. and again just after midnight.

WSYX-TV reports one deputy chief was actively working on the case by midnight Tuesday morning.

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