Statewide Amber Alert cancelled after child out of Akron recovered

AKRON, OH (WCMH)– A statewide Amber Alert for a one-year-old boy has been cancelled.

According to police, the child has been recovered.

The child, Darius Heard Jr., was reportedly taken by his non-custodial father early Wednesday morning.

The child is said to be a black male, 2 feet tall, and about 35 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a red, white, and blue Nautica Polo shirt and a diaper. Police say he has a scar on his forehead.

The suspect, Darius Rashaad Heard Sr., is described as a 27-year-old black male. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs 195 pounds. He also has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black Nike jackets and grey shorts.

Police believe they are in a late-model silver Chevy Sonic. The car may have Texas plates and an Enterprise Rental sticker on the driver’s side of the front windshield.

The child was taken from Callis Oval in Akron. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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