UPDATE: State Police say Daniel Britt, who was last seen on January 8 and was believed to have been with his mother, has been located.
The story below was previously filed.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – An Amber Alert for a missing Woonsocket boy remains in effect on Thursday, as police are still trying to track down the boy and his mother.
Six-year-old Daniel Britt was last seen Jan. 8 with his mother, Andria Britt. Police say the young boy is 4’3” and approximately 50 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Andria Britt, police say, is 34 years old, 5’5″ and around 135 pounds. She was last seen with short blonde hair, but police say her natural hair color is brown.
- Information: Call police at (401) 444-1000
- HAVE YOU SEEN: Red 2004 Ford Focus, R.I. plates: 942-649
Search focused in three states; police believe son and mother may be in danger
Police say the search is focused in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington state. Washington State Police sent a release alerting the area of the Rhode Island Amber Alert, but Washington State Police had not issued an Amber Alert of its own as of Thursday.
Police believe the boy and the mother are together, but they said Andria does not have custody of her son.
Sgt. Matthew Ryan with the Woonsocket Police Department said police have reason to believe both Daniel and Andria might be in danger. He said the Amber Alert was issued after police reviewed evidence and medical documents that were recently unsealed to law enforcement. Police have not disclosed any details of the evidence and records they obtained.
Search information: Red Ford Focus
Police believe Andria may be driving with her son in a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island license plates: 942649.
Police said they were also searching for a grey 1992 Chevrolet Astro Van with Washington license plates: ABR-1512. Police believe the van belongs to Adrian Britt’s father, but they do not believe Britt’s father is driving the van.
On Thursday, police said they contacted Adrian Britt’s father, but they still have not located the van.
Police urging residents to call in with tips
Sgt Matthew Ryan told Eyewitness News that the department has exhausted all possible leads, which is why they are now reaching out to the public for help.
Ryan said the department has received several phone calls from local residents, and that the department is “following up on them as speak.”
If you have any information please contact Rhode Island State Police at 401-444-1000 or 911.
Daniel’s father’s story
Daniel’s father, Sean Britt, told Eyewitness News that just recently the child’s mother earned joint custody of their son.
He said he dropped Daniel off at the police station that day with his mom and neither has been seen since.
“Since day one I said that there should be an Amber Alert because I felt that he was in danger,” Britt said.
Woonsocket Police did not have enough information to trigger an Amber Alert until Wednesday, when a judge ordered that Andria’s medical records and DCYF records be unsealed. Once local and State Police reviewed the information, it was deemed both Andria and Daniel were in danger and an Amber Alert was issued.
The father said said Andria Britt would usually take the child to school on Mondays and Tuesdays. But, she never brought Daniel to school either day that week. He also said she never arrived for their court date on Wednesday, January 8.
That same day, Woonsocket police traced the last sign of Andria through her cell phone signal, near the intersection of Social and Pond Streets.
According to police, Andria may be on her way to Washington state where her family is, which would be in violation of a previously filed Rhode Island Family Court order.
Sean Britt said he just wants to see his son back home safe.
“Please get my son. That’s all I want is my son back,” Britt said. “I just want him back home.”