Amber Alert Continues for Five Hostages


Four Elkhart children and their mother are still missing after more than 24 hours since an Amber Alert was issued.

Police believe their father, 30-year-old Jerry White, abducted the five and fled to Chicago.

Saturday, descriptions of the six were given, but Sunday, police no longer had a vehicle description.

Saturday night, the car police thought White stole was found in Elkhart.

Neighbors along Frances Avenue in Elkhart hope to see 31-year-old Kimberly Walker and her four children back home safe and sound soon.

“It's scary. I mean I have two kids of my own I'd be really, really scared,” says Neighbor Christine Brusnahan.

Neighbors say Walker had been living in the home for about a year.

Police say this weekend, Walker's sister and her boyfriend were visiting her after she'd had problems with her ex-boyfriend and father of the four children, 30-year-old Jerry White.

Early Saturday morning, authorities say White broke into the home, shot the sister's boyfriend, and then abducted the four children and mother.

In fact, a day before the alleged abduction, Walker filed a police complaint against White, claiming he tried to steal her car, beat her and threatened her with a weapon.

According to police, this complaint comes after a long criminal history of domestic abuse already.

“I'm really worried and I hope they find them soon because it doesn’t sound good. If somebody is that crazy to shoot a person [and] take their kids, it can't be good,” says Neighbor Diane Horvath.

The victim of the shooting is still in serious condition at Elkhart General Hospital.

Meanwhile, family members are worried for the oldest child because he is a severe asthmatic and needs a ventilator every few hours.

If you have any information about the missing children and their mother, you are asked to call Elkhart Police at 574-295-7070.


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