UPDATE: Missing toddler safely found in Ohio; father charged in mother's murder
UPDATE: The TBI says that Amber Alert/murder suspect Tyler Enix is now in custody in Ohio.
The two-year-old daughter, Brooklynne Enix, has been safely found. Investigators believe Tyler Enix kidnapped her after killing the girl’s mother, Kimberly Enix.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a citizen had heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and realized he was behind the vehicle described in the alert.
They then called 911 and deputies with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and stopped the vehicle.
Enix was taken into custody without incident. His 2-year-old daughter Brooklynne was recovered and is safe.
The Knoxville reports on their Facebook page that Enix was arrested in Morrow County, OH, which is north of Columbus. He has been transported to a local jail where he will be held pending extradition to Tennessee.
He is expected to be charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Kimberly Enix and may face other charges as the investigation continues.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added suspect Tyler Enix to their 10 Most Wanted List Thursday morning.
Earlier Thursday, the Knoxville Police Department provided an update on the Amber Alert issued for a 2-year-old girl.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) issued an Amber Alert was issued early Wednesday evening to try to find Brooklynne and Tyler Enix.
The Amber Alert remains active as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
“History shows the longer an abducted child remains missing, the great the danger of that missing child,” Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said.
Knoxville police issued a warrant late Wednesday night for the arrest of Tyler Enix, who is charged with first-degree murder.
Investigators believe Tyler Enix kidnapped Brooklynne Enix after killing the girl’s mother, Kimberly Enix.
Rausch said an autopsy is being performed on Kimberly Enix Thursday morning. Rausch said Tyler and Brooklynne
Rausch made a plea to Tyler Enix Thursday morning, urging the father to return Brooklynne Enix to someone or somewhere safe.
"We'd certainly love to hear from him," Rausch said of Tyler Ennix.
Investigators said that officers were called to the Templeton Court condos in Fountain City to do a welfare check Wednesday after Kimberly Enix, 36, did not show up for work.
Around 2:18 p.m., they found Kimberly Enix dead inside her condominium, but her daughter, Brooklynne Enix, was no where to be found.
Investigators believe Brooklynne Ennix could be with her father, Tyler Enix, 36. He is 6'2", 205 pounds, and is bald. The two may be traveling in a 2011 black Impala,with Tennessee tag #G61-16U, that belonged to Kimberly Enix.
If you see her, you are advised to call 911.
KPD said Tyler Enix and Kimberly Enix were estranged, and they could not confirm if Tyler was living at the condo.
PREVIOUS STORY: Knoxville Police have issued a warrant for the father of a missing 2-year-old girl, wanted for the first-degree murder of the child's mother.
Knoxville Police are still looking for Brooklynne Enix. Investigators believe her father kidnapped her after killing her mother, who was found dead in their Fountain City condominium in Knoxville.
Investigators said that officers were called to the Templeton Court condos in Fountain City to do a welfare check Wednesday after Kimberly Enix, 36, did not show up for work. Just after 2 p.m., they found Kimberly Enix dead inside her condominium, but her daughter, Brooklynne Emerie Enix, was no where to be found. Brooklynne has blonde or light brown hair, is 3 feet tall and weighs 38 lbs.
Tyler Enix, 36, has a history of aggression toward others, including his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife, according to Knox and Blount county records that date back more than a decade.
Five years ago in October 2010, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and harassment, and received a four-year prison sentence, records show. It's unclear when he began the sentence and how long he served, but the state Department of Correction website notes that he was released in mid-July 2014.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Tennessee AMBER Alert for the Knoxville Police Department. They are searching for 2-year-old Brooklynne Emerie Enix. Brooklyn is a white female, 3’0 tall, 38 lbs, blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen at her residence in Knoxville yesterday.
Brooklynne's mother was discovered earlier today, deceased in that same residence.
Brooklynne may be in the company of her biological father, 36-year-old Tyler Ward Enix, who is 6'2", 205 lbs and is bald with blue eyes. They may be traveling in a 2011 black, four-door Chevrolet Impala with Tennessee tag G6116U.
Tyler Ward Enix has previous arrests for Domestic Assault, False Imprisonment, and Aggravated Assault. If you have seen Brooklynne, Tyler Enix, or the vehicle, you are urged to contact the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
PREVIOUS STORY: Knoxville Police are looking for a 2-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her father in Fountain City, and investigating the death of a woman who was found at the apartment where the child lived.
KPD spokesperson Darrell DeBusk said that officers were called to the Templeton Court condos in Fountain City. They found a woman dead inside her condominium, and the child who lived there with her, Brooklyn Emerie Enix, missing. DeBusk would not confirm if the woman was the child's mother. Brooklyn is 3 feet tall and weighs 38 lbs.
DeBusk said they believe Brooklyn could be with her father, Tyler Enix, 36. He is 6'2", 205 pounds, and is bald.
Investigators believe the two may be traveling in a 2013 black Impala that belonged to the woman who was found dead.
If you see her, you are advised to call 911.
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