NYLON – According to our news partner 13WHAM, New York police say they’re treating the death of a 5-year-old boy as a homicide after determining Tiffany VanAlstyne, 19, the boy’s caretaker, lied when she told them he had been abducted from an Albany-area home by two masked men.
An Amber Alert put the entire Northeast of New York State on the lookout for anything in connection to the boy’s disappearance.
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told local media at about 3 a.m. Friday that the body of Kenneth White was found by a sheriff’s dog during a search in the rural hamlet of Clarksville, 10 miles southwest of Albany.
Apple said that VanAlstyne, the daughter of Kenneth’s legal guardian, told police two men wearing black ski masks entered a house in the neighboring town of Berne, pinned her to the floor and took the child at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. She told police the men drove off in a pickup truck.
However, 13WHAM reports via Twitter that VanAlstyne has been arrested and charged with the murder of little Kenneth White.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Photo from 13WHAM’s twitter page.