Suspect, kids in MultCo Amber Alert found in Nevada

Missing Persons

Amber Alert first issued in Carbon County, Utah

Derek Rowley, 33, is accused of kidnapping two young boys from Carbon County, Utah, Aug. 18, 2021. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An Amber Alert was issued Friday in Multnomah County after a man accused of abducting two children from Utah was thought to be in the area but the alert was later rescinded.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report at 11 a.m. that 33-year-old Derek Michael Rowley was possibly in the Fairview area. Deputies and Gresham police officers were searching the 21000 block of NE Sandy Boulevard.

An Amber Alert was issued in Carbon County, Utah after the two boys, ages 8 and 6, went missing on Wednesday afternoon. On Friday afternoon, Multnomah County deputies said detectives had reason to believe the suspect was not in the Multnomah County area and was possibly in Nevada so the Oregon Amber Alert was canceled.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that Rowley had been found and taken into custody in Elko, Nevada. Deputies said Rowley told authorities where the two missing boys were located. The boys were found safe at the location Rowley provided. Deputies said they were also with their mother.

The investigation remains open. Authorities thanked the public for sending in hundreds of tips.

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