Missing 6-year-old boy, mother involved in Amber Alert found dead

Phillip Wiedman
Posted at 5:02 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 23:42:26-04

WAXAHACHIE, TX — (UPDATE: August 23, 2019, 9:34 p.m.) A missing 6-year-old boy and his mother involved in an Amber Alert were found dead, according to the Waxahachie Police Department.

According to the Waxahachie PD, around 9 a.m., the department received a report from John Wiedeman regarding the possible disappearance of his son, 6-year-old Phillip Oliver "Ollie" Wiedeman, and his son's mother. Wiedeman and his son's mother, 46-year-old Candace Harbin, were estranged.

An Amber Alert was issued for Ollie Friday afternoon.

Around 6:35 p.m., Waxahachi PD says the suspect vehicle was found in a Waxahachi parking garage. Officers responded and found two unresponsive people in the car.

WPD says the two were dead upon arrival and were visually identified as Ollie and Harbin.

The cause of death is not being released at this time. An investigation is ongoing.


An Ambert Alert has been issued for a missing 6-year-old boy that authorities believe is in grave or immediate danger.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 6-year-old Phillip Oliver "Ollie" Wiedeman was last seen around 7:30 a.m. on August 23 at 420 West Franklin Street in Waxahachie, just outside of Dallas.

Ollie is described as a white, 6-year-old boy with blue eyes and brown hair. He is 4 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, tan shorts and tan shoes.

Authorities are searching for 46-year-old Candace Harbin. She is described as a white woman, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Authorities are also searching for a white, 2012 Nissan Quest with Texas license plate number FLW 5767.

Authorities believe Ollie is in grave or immediate danger. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.