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AMBER ALERT: 8 month old child taken by father

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The following is information for the distribution of an Amber Alert from the Gallup Police Department. For any questions, please contact the Gallup Police Department.

The Gallup Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Jr., an eight month old Native American male, twenty-three inches tall, weighing approximately twenty pounds, with black hair and brown eyes (photo below). Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Jr. was last seen wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with a white tank top shirt and a black "Bat Man" shirt, wrapped in a red "Kansas City Chiefs" blanket. He had on "Christmas-style" diapers. Tyron has four top teeth, two bottom teeth, and birthmarks on a shoulder and lower back.

After a domestic dispute at the Taco Bell in Gallup, located at 914 E. Hwy 66 in Gallup, Tyron's father, who was highly intoxicated, took the child, and left on foot in an unknown direction.

The father/suspect is identified as Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Sr., a Native American male, twenty-eight years of age, five feet ten inches tall, approximately 260 pounds, with short black hair, and brown eyes (photo below).  Denetclaw-Benally, Sr. was last seen wearing a black windbreaker, no shirt, and blue sweat pants. He was carrying a black backpack, possibly wearing a blue beanie cap, and has "Lok" sunglasses.

Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Sr. left the area of Taco Bell (914 E. Hwy 66 in Gallup) on foot with the child while extremely intoxicated around 10:00 p.m. on November 16, 2017. The child is feared to be out in the elements with the father.

Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Sr. may have access to white Dodge pickup with New Mexico license plate LLC834.

Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Jr. is believed to be in DANGER if not located immediately.  Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Amber Alert is asked to call the Gallup Police Department at 505-722-2231.