AMBER Alert cancelled for 9-month-old girl ‘forcibly taken’ from Lawrenceburg

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The nine-month-old girl at the center of a statewide AMBER Alert was found safe Friday morning, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The TBI had issued the AMBER Alert for Braelee Rayne Trapp around 3:30 a.m. Friday. The agency said she was “forcibly taken” by Tony Lynn Lanier, Sr., 44, from a location in Lawrenceburg around 7 p.m. Thursday.

The two were believed to be traveling in a black Chevrolet Equinox with Arkansas license plate 430-Y2K.

Braelee Rayne Trapp and Tony Lynn Lanier
Braelee Rayne Trapp and Tony Lynn Lanier (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

The TBI reported Lanier is known to Braelee’s family, but the exact connection remains unclear to investigators. The Lawrence County sheriff said Lanier has identified himself as Braelee’s father, but his name is not on the child’s birth certificate.

No additional information has been released about where Braelee was located and whether Lanier was with her.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

Tony Lanier, Sr. SUV
(Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
Braelee Rayne Trapp flyer

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