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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Amber Alert Issued In Kidnapping of 9 Year Old Boy: UPDATE-Boy Found, UPDATE#2- Boy found dead and there was NO kidnapping

[Final Update] In a horrible turn of events, Zane Newton was never kidnapped, it was a story his friend made up after some children, including Newton, were playing in the tunnel and the tunnel collapsed causing a cave-in.

Zane died in the cave-in and his friend made up the abduction story to authorities, said Sgt. Jarod Primcerio with Emergency Notification Tactical Alert Center.

[Update] Zane Anthony Newton has been found according to News10.

No details about the circumstances under which the boy was found and no word on his abductor. [End Update]

[Update #2] The Amber Alert was canceled, but the news might not be good. is reporting that a body was possibly found and that it might be the boy although no definitive word has come out yet.

Police searching for a missing boy found something in a tunnel in a sump near where the boy was reported kidnapped Wednesday morning.

Police called firefighters at about 4:30 asking for help in a rescue; but, almost immediately, the rescue operation was called off.

Police have moved their command post from where the kidnapping was reported to the sump.

It's just a block from where the kidnapping was reported.

This story is developing and updates will continue to be added as they come in. [End Update]

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9 year old boy, Zane Anthony Newton, who was abducted from his front yard today by a white male in a black Honda-type vehicle with a white driver-side door and a California license plate.
According to a friend of the abducted child who was playing with him in the front yard, a man allegedly approached the two young boys, shot Zane in the shoulder with what unconfirmed reports are saying was a paintball gun, then grabbed the boy and shoved him in the trunk of his car.

Zane Anthony Newton is a 9 yr old male, 4ft 3 in. tall and weighs 75lbs. and was last seen wearing grey shirt, denim shorts and black shoes and a loop earring.

Zane has brown hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on his chin.

Amber Alert page on Zane.

Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
Missing Date: 03/19/2008 10:35 AM
Issued for: California: Statewide
Contact: If you have information, please contact Bakersfield Police Department, 661-852-7800 or dial 911.

The suspect was last seen wearing black clothing and a mask and is approximately 6 Ft. tall.