NC AMBER Alert: Both girls found, police continue search for man wanted in woman’s murder

Both children have been found, canceling the Amber Alerts. The search continues for the alleged abductor.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV/WDBJ) -- Two children abducted by their father have been found, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say, but the father is still being sought.

Edward Silk Garner Sr., 35, is accused of taking his 3-year-old daugther, Dior Muhammad, and 1-year-old, Aziyah Sana’a Garner.

Amber Alerts were issued for the children overnight. By Tuesday morning, officers said both the 1-year-old and 3-year-old were located.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Edward Silk Garner is wanted in the murder of 28-year-old Aiesha Shantel Summers.

Summers was found dead around 4:30 p.m. Monday in an apartment complex on Perugia Way, which is off of S. Tryon Street just north of Steele Creek Road. CMPD stated that the incident was likely domestic-related.

Police say Garner Sr. took his children from the scene at Perugia Way. He is described as a black male, standing 6′1″ tall, with brown, short cut hair, brown eyes and a beard with goatee.

By WBTV Web Staff | August 12, 2019 at 5:26 PM EDT - Updated August 13 at 10:32 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two children abducted by their father have been found, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say, but the father is still being sought.

Edward Silk Garner Sr., 35, is accused of taking his 3-year-old daugther, Dior Muhammad, and 1-year-old, Aziyah Sana’a Garner.

Amber Alerts were issued for the children overnight. By Tuesday morning, officers said both the 1-year-old and 3-year-old were located.

Garner Sr. has warrants for murder and possession of firearm by felon and is considered armed and dangerous.

He was last seen driving a white 2000 S430 Mercedes with a sunroof with North Carolina plates HCV-1629.

Police say Garner Sr. is believed to be in the company of 18-year-old Edward Silk Garner Jr. Garner Jr is described as a black male, standing 5′8″ with short, brown hair and brown eyes. There is an unknown clothing description.

According to the NC Department of Safety, Garner Jr. was in the car with his father and it is unknown what his role is in the abduction.
This is an ongoing, active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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