Amber Alert canceled for 9-year-old boy abducted from Lewis Center, Ohio

The Amber Alert has been canceled. 

INITIAL REPORT Sept. 7 @ 9:10 p.m. :

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old boy last seen Sept. 1.

Eli Opembe is a black male with black hair and brown eyes who stands 4 feet, 10 inches and weighs 85 pounds.

He is believed to be with his non-custodial mother, Verona Thomas, described as a 38-year-old black woman who stands 5 feet 10 inches and has black hair and brown eyes.

They may be riding in a blue 2010 Nissan Altima with Connecticut plates AB68371.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.

Got a tip? Call our 24-hour monitored line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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