APNewsBreak: New Search For Missing Boy

By Salon Staff

Published January 26, 2012 7:00PM (EST)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal, state and local police are searching a county in central South Carolina for a toddler who has been missing since Thanksgiving.

Columbia police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons says officers are searching an 8-mile area near a small rural church in Richland County for Amir Jennings.

Timmons says several dozen officers from the FBI, State Law Enforcement Division, Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department and the Columbia-Richland Fire Department are conducting the search.

The boy's mother, 22-year-old Zinah Jennings, has been held in jail since late December. Columbia Police accused her of lying about the boy's whereabouts.

Salon Staff

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