Infant kidnapped in Athens found safe, police say

Saint Griffin Jones was kidnapped when the white Nissan Altima he was inside was stolen.
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Saint Griffin Jones was kidnapped when the white Nissan Altima he was inside was stolen.

Credit: Athens-Clarke County Police Department

An infant who was kidnapped when a car was stolen in Athens Friday night has been found safe, police said.

Both the child and the stolen car have been recovered, Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Lt. Shaun Barnett confirmed in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police did not say where the child and car were found or if anyone is in police custody.

The case began when officers responded to a home on Live Oak Drive around 11:30 p.m. for a kidnapping and stolen car call, Barnett said. A white 2020 Nissan Altima with a Georgia license plate reading CRK4471 was taken with the toddler still inside.

The 9-month-old boy named Saint Griffin Jones was missing for about 12 hours, according to Barnett. Police released photos of Jones, who was wearing a white onesie at the time of the kidnapping and weighs about 18 to 20 pounds, and requested help from the public in finding him.

We’re working to learn more.

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