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Amber Alert issued for missing 2-year-old

Posted January 23, 2009 9:55 p.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2009 10:56 p.m. EST

Amber Alert

— A North Carolina Amber Alert was issued late Friday for Dillon Jordan Cromartie, 2, of Fayetteville.

Dillon is described as Hispanic with light skin, 2 feet tall and about 40 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue and white shirt, brown pants, white shoes and a brown jacket. No photo was available of the child.

The child’s uncle, Lee David Currie, is considered a suspect in the abduction, authorities said. Currie, 60, is described as black, 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds. He has black and gray hair, brown eyes and a scar on his left cheek. He has last seen wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.

Authorities said the abduction occurred at 8243 Umstead Drive in Fayetteville on Thursday. Currie is reportedly driving a white 1993 BMW 740i with North Carolina tag number PZW8080.

The child's family reported the abduction late Friday afternoon, according to a release from Fayetteville Police Department spokeswoman Theresa Chance.

Family members told police Currie has a history of abusing illegal narcotics and was last seen driving late Friday afternoon around Eastern Boulevard.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Fayetteville PD immediately at (910) 433-1830, Detective Edmonds 910-433-1830 or call 911 or *HP.