From Sara Shepherd: Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-month-old Carthage boy taken from his home Thursday night by two masked men.
Eddie Salazar is described as Hispanic, 3 feet tall and 20 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has a lung-shaped birthmark on his right bicep and was last seen wearing a short-sleeved blue bodysuit and white socks.
Just after 11 p.m. Thursday, two men broke into the residence while Eddie’s father was sleeping, according to the Alert. They beat the father until he was unconscious and ransacked the house before taking the child.
The intruders wore ski masks and all black clothing. Carthage police Chief Greg Dagnan said early information indicates the abduction was random, the Associated Press reported. He said initial suspect information is so vague that police aren’t sure where the men may be headed.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Carthage police at 417-237-7200.