The 1-month old baby who was the subject of a missing child alert in Tampa was found safe Monday night, authorities announced.
Sage Cooper and his parents Kaitlynn Lovel and David Cooper were found in Quincy, which is about 300 miles north of Tampa, near the Georgia state line, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
"The Florida Missing Child Alert for Sage Cooper has been resolved," the Florida Department of Law Enforcement tweeted. The child was found safe, FDLE said.
On Monday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued a missing child alert for Sage, who was last seen at a Tampa home with his mother on Friday.
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The sheriff's office said it was likely that mom and son were with Sage's father. There was a court order to remove the baby from his parents, the sheriff's office said.
FDLE shared the alert Monday with pictures of the three. Sage, born March 16, had his eyes closed and was snuggled in a hospital baby blanket. Lovel sported dreadlocks and has brown eyes. And Cooper has face and neck tattoos, hazel eyes and a short beard.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Illinois couple came to Tampa after they lost custody of two other children.
Danny Alvarez, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, told the newspaper that it was likely the couple absconded with the baby after a judge signed an order for the baby to be removed and placed in state custody.
Alvarez also said both Lovel and Cooper faced "significant charges of child abuse" in Illinois, the newspaper reported.
Cooper has an active warrant for failing to appear on domestic violence charges and an out-of-state warrant on narcotics charges, the sheriff's office said.
Late Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Cooper had been arrested on his outstanding warrants. Lovel could face charges.