Girl taken from Alaska found in Gillette

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CHEYENNE (WNE) —  U.S. marshals and Gillette Police Department officers on Friday afternoon found a child kidnapped from Alaska earlier this spring. 

The recovery followed the arrest of the noncustodial mother in Gillette, according to a U.S. Marshals Service announcement Friday. 

While the child was not found with the mother at the time of the arrest, it was located later. 

Autumn Wilson had been arrested April 19 on charges of custodial interference and kidnapping.

Wilson then was turned over to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office pending extradition to Alaska. 

“This case is a great example of what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies work together,” said Randall Huff, U.S. Marshal for Wyoming. “We are very thankful this child was rescued unharmed and will soon be returned to the family.”


This story was published on May 8.


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