UPDATE: This Amber Alert has been canceled.
MERRILLVILLE — A statewide Amber Alert has been declared for an infant.
The Merrillville Police Department has requested the activation of the alert.
The victim, Xeniyah Sanders, is a 7-month-old black female. She is 2 feet tall, weighs 25 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt with a watermelon on the front and the words “Grandpa is one in a melon,” a diaper and no shoes.
Sanders was last seen at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Merrillville and is believed to be in extreme danger.
The suspect, Leandre Nutull, is a 35-year-old black male. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black coat and black jeans and driving a silver 2006 Acura TL with Illinois license plates of CU62616.
Those who have any information on this incident should contact the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0028 or 911.