BREAKING: Child Kidnapped from Chippewa Co. Home By Armed Suspects

UPDATE: Child found and two men are in custody according to Michigan Amber Alert.

A 5 year old boy has been kidnapped from a Chippewa County home, and police say the suspects are armed and dangerous.

His name is Zephaniau George Cunningham. He is 3 feet tall with brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what clothes he is wearing.

He was last seen at the 9000 block of N. Whitefish Point Road in Paradise around 7:10 p.m.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says they are on scene and looking for two male suspects.

George Stephen Cunningham

They say they are both armed and dangerous.

The suspects ran from the house in Paradise. Police say the left in a camouflage truck with a canoe on top.

Michigan AMBER Alert says the truck has been located, but the suspects and child have not.

Police also want people in the area to be cautious of anyone approaching their residence.

If you have any information, you are asked to call 911 immediately.

Here’s the suspect descriptions from Michigan AMBER Alert:


  • George Stephen Cunningham may be driving a 1986 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck, camo in color, bearing MI Plate DQQ5813. George is a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes, 5’8″ and he wears glasses.
  • A second white male, John Stygler, may be traveling with Cunningham and the abducted child.

John Stygler

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