Kidnapped toddler found safe

Story highlights

  • Woman says she ran into the store for less than five minutes
  • She left two children in her idling SUV
  • Someone took the car with an 18-month-old boy inside
  • The boy was found safe on Friday morning, police said
Investigators in Houston, Texas, found an 18-month-old boy safe Friday morning after he was kidnapped from an idling SUV at a Wal-Mart parking lot the night before, police said.
Niah O'Neill left her son and 7-year-old niece in the SUV while she ran into the store on Thursday evening, she told CNN affiliate KHOU.
"I left my son and my niece in the car because it is very, very cold, and windy, and I had just gotten them bundled up, and the heat had started running and I did not want to take them back out," she told the station.
She said was in the store for less than five minutes.
"As I am running out I saw my niece running toward me screaming my name, and my car going down the road. I dropped everything and ran towards the car," she said.
"I just want my son back," she said.
The Houston Police Department released a sketch of a suspect in the kidnapping of the toddler, Evan Montgomery Lamar Miller.
Investigators found the boy safe on Friday morning in the SUV, said Sgt. Frank Cavillo of the Houston Police Department.