BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The FBI is searching for a black 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander with a paper Jim Burke tag in connection with this case.
Matthew’s mother, April Carrington, was bonded out on $30,000 recently from Jefferson County Jail, according to court documents. She is pictured below.
ORIGINAL: The FBI says there has been a possible sighting of 4-year-old Matthew Carrington in Birmingham.
Carrington has been missing since Oct. 1 of 2016 from Maryland. Officials say someone thought they saw him this Saturday in the metro Birmingham area. The FBI urges caution–he is believed to be with suspects who should be considered armed and dangerous.
According to the FBI, April Carrington, Matthew’s mother, lives in Mt. Olive, Ala. and does not have custody of the child. Andre Richards, Matthew’s father, lives in Maryland and has official custody.
Matthew was reportedly last seen in Florida in December, and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports he was previously sighted in Birmingham Alabama, on October 15, 2016, two weeks after he first went missing.
This is the first alert we’ve received about Carrington. More details about Carrington are not immediately available, but CBS42 is making calls to Maryland officials to learn more if possible.
If you believe you see him, do not approach – CALL 911. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or FBI Birmingham at (205) 326-6166.