Matthew Trent

Amber Alert: Child found safe, father in custody, police say

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.

The 1-year-old girl missing from Newark, Ohio, has been found safe and her father is in custody, our media partner WBNS in Columbus reported.

The statewide Amber Alert was issued after the girl was taken by her father.

Newark police posted on social media that Trent was in custody about an hour after the alert was issued.

The Newark Advocate reported the girl was found safe with a relative.


An Amber Alert has been issued for a 1-year-old girl police say was taken this evening by her father.

Police said Keiria Marie Trent was being watched by her sister when their father, 27-year-old Matthew R. Trent, came to the house on North 11th Street in Newark, Ohio, and took Keiria around 6:15 p.m. Keiria is described as blonde, 3 feet tall and 30 pounds who may be wearing a blue princess tutu or strapless pink dress with flowers.

Amber Alert: Keiria Trent

Trent is possibly armed and dangerous and threatened suicide, Newark police said.

He is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

He is driving a black 2006 Saturn Ion with red rims and Ohio license plate GUF5050.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the father or child is urged to call 877-AMBER-OH (877-262-3764) or 911.

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