Amber Alert lifted after mother and 3 young sons turn up at sheriff’s station in Lancaster

Authorities lifted an Amber Alert late Sunday for three brothers from Albuquerque after the boys were found safe in California, along with their mother.

Laria Walker-Anderson and her sons — all younger than 10 — walked into the Lancaster station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday night, according to the La Verne Police Department.

The Amber Alert was issued in five Southern California counties Sunday after Walker-Anderson, 28, allegedly threatened to harm the boys as she drove them from Albuquerque to California, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, which serves Albuquerque.

She allegedly made the threats during a phone conversation with the boys’ father, the sheriff’s office said.

She was seen about 4 a.m. driving west from Albuquerque in a silver Kia Spectra, authorities said. The car was found in La Verne on Sunday evening, parked on Ramona Avenue south of Foothill Boulevard, according to La Verne police. No one was inside.


Sheriff’s investigators had said they believed there was a loaded handgun inside the car. It’s unclear if the weapon was recovered when the car was found.

Detectives were “concerned for her safety and the safety of her children,” said Deputy Felicia Maggard of the sheriff’s office. “She made threats to harm herself and the children.”

Before Walker-Anderson was located, Maggard said that the woman was not facing criminal charges.

“We’re just urging Laria to contact us so we can get her and her kids to safety,” she said.

Walker-Anderson’s sons are 9-year-old Lloyd Wyatt, 8-year-old Lakai Wyatt and 6-year-old Lexxington Wyatt.

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10:55 p.m.: This article was updated to reflect that the woman and her three sons were found safe.

This article was originally published at 9:35 p.m.