UPDATE – The child has been dropped off to a Police Department in Illinois and is safe.
The Merrillville Police Department has requested the activation of an AMBER Alert from Merrillville, Indiana.
The victim, Xeniyah Sanders, is a 7 month old black female, 2 feet tall, 25 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, and last seen wearing white shirt with a watermelon on the front and the words “Grandpa is one in a melon”, diaper, and no shoes. Xeniyah was last seen on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 5:35 am in Merrillville, Indiana and is believed to be in extreme danger.
The suspect, Leandre Nutull, is a 35 year old black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a black coat and black jeans, and driving a silver 2006 Acura TL with Illinois license plates of CU62616.
If you have any information on this incident, contact the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0028 or 911.