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Investigation into early morning Amber Alert

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office found 4-year old Karsyn Avery Skinner around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

According to the sheriff’s office, they are conducting an investigation into what happened.

They tell us they are currently interviewing everyone involved, including the two people who were believed to be with the girl at the time of the abduction.

More information will be released later this week.


UPDATE 6:35 a.m.: Idaho State Police said Karsyn Avery Skinner has been found safe. They have canceled the Amber Alert. No other information has been released at this time.



We have just received this important information regarding an abducted child in Pocatello, Idaho (Bannock County).

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a child who was last seen at 10000 W Thaine Rd #19, Pocatello, ID and is believed to be in danger.

The child’s name is:

Karsyn Avery Skinner, is a 4 years old Caucasian female with brown colored hair and blue colored eyes believed to be 3 feet tall, weighing 36 lbs. The child was last seen wearing pink capris, yellow tank top, and purple sketchers.

Authorities say that the child may be in the company of Sara Chanell Walker, a 38 years old Caucasian female with brown hair and hazel eyes believed to be 5’01”, weighing 120 lbs. Or possibly Robert John Thomas, a 31 year old Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes believed to be 5’05”, weighing 165 lbs.

They may be traveling in a Maroon 1995 Ford Contour vehicle, with license plate: Idaho/1BZ6213

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, please contact Bannock County Sheriff’s Office or 911 immediately.

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