Amber Alert canceled after missing Gastonia 3-year-old found safe


Pictured above: Destiny Boykins and Maurice Knox – Pictures courtesy of NCDPS


Destiny Boykins has been found and is safe as of Sunday afternoon, sources report.


RALEIGH 5:31 AM — The Gastonia Police Department is searching for a missing child: Destiny Boykins.

Destiny Boykins is a 3-year-old Black female, approximately 3 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. She has black hair, and brown eyes. Last seen wearing lavender top with dots and pink trim around the neck and purple pajama pants with animal pictures and pink socks.

Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Maurice Knox. Maurice Knox is described as 57 years old, Black, male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing black rim glasses, red long sleeve shirt, red pants, and red shoes.

Abducted from 2079 E Hudson Blvd, Apartment H, Gastonia, NC. Last seen northbound from 2079 E Hudson Blvd. Possibly traveling to 2734 Wingate Ave, Charlotte, NC. The vehicle is a BROWN 2015 NISSAN ALTIMA with NC license tag number DBL4139.

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Author: WSIC editor