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AMBER Alert issued for eastern Iowa boy canceled

The Iowa Department of Public Safety canceled the AMBER Alert for Abel Keil Tuesday night. He was found safe in Anamosa.

BALDWIN, Iowa — Authorities canceled an AMBER Alert issued for a 5-year-old eastern Iowa boy just two hours after announcing it Tuesday night. 

According to KCRG TV-9, Abel Lee Keil was located safe in Anamosa within two hours of the alert being issued. The suspected abductors, Jeremy John Keil, 46, and Amy Lynn Burick, 35, are now in custody. 

An investigation into the matter is ongoing. 

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Police believe Abel was taken in a silver Honda CRV with damage to the driver's side headlight. They were heading to either Clinton or Davenport. 

Abel Keil is 3'6, weighs 40 pounds and has blonde hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be wearing a blue t-shirt with a smiley face on it, blue shorts with animals on them and Batman sandals. 

There are two people believed to be Abel's abductors. 

Jeremy Jon Keil, 46, is 6'4 tall, weighs 185 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Amy Lynn Burick, 35, is 5'5 tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what they are wearing.

Credit: Iowa DPS
Jeremy John Keil (left) and Amy Lynn Burick (right) allegedly abducted 5-year-old Abel Keil from Baldwin, Iowa Tuesday night.

The public is asked to be on alert for any sign of where Abel may be. Contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at 563-652-3312 with any information or your local law enforcement agency.