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FOUND: Authorities safely locate missing 1-year-old, birth mother taken into custody

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Aug 24, 2022

UPDATE (6:50 P.M.)

The 1-year-old girl for an AMBER Alert issued earlier Wednesday has been safely located, police said.

Sailor Elizabeth Tucker was taken by her biological mother, 22-year-old Jessica Skelton, according to Austin police. Skelton has been taken into custody for unrelated charges.

Sailor was last seen Tuesday evening, police said.

The U.S. Marshals Office assisted the Austin Police Department's Missing Persons Unit in the case.

Officials did not specify if Skelton will face charges for Sailor's abduction.


A person of interest has been identified in an AMBER Alert issued earlier Wednesday.

Austin police named Jessica Skelton as the suspect in the abduction of 1-year-old Sailor Tucker. Police said Skelton is the biological mother.

Sailor Tucker was last seen around 8 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the 4700 block of White Elm Court in Austin.

Skelton is a 22-year-old white female with black hair and green eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches and is approximately 140 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a red dress and a black sleeveless shirt.

Police said although Skelton is the biological of Sailor, authorities remain concerned for the child's safety.

It was not made known if Skelton has custody of Sailor.


An AMBER Alert has been issued after a 1-year-old girl was reported missing, authorities said.

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Sailor Tucker was last seen around 8 p.m. on August 23 in the 4700 block of White Elm Ct, in Austin, Texas.

Tucker is described as being white, with brown hair and brown eye color.

She is said to weigh 25 pounds and stand at 2 feet, 6 inches.

She was last seen wearing a teal shirt and teal mermaid shorts.

A suspect remains unknown at this time.

Tucker is believed to be in grave or immediate danger.

The Austin Police Department is asking anyone with information to call them immediately at 512-974-5000.