Child found, AMBER Alert canceled

 Bricen Kent Mwanawabene
Kerlie Johnson Gage
Posted at 11:34 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 06:36:53-05

UPDATE: Police canceled the AMBER Alert Tuesday after reporting Bricen was located. No additional details were released.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- An AMBER Alert was issued for five-year-old Bricen Kent Mwanawabene. He is believed to be in extreme danger according to Virginia State Police.

Charlottesville Police say the child was abducted yesterday evening around 7:30 p.m. and was last seen at 1528 Cherry Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 Bricen Kent Mwanawabene

He was reportedly abducted by Kerlie Johnson Gage.

Kerlie Johnson Gage

Gage is described as a 5'4" black female with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 250 pounds. Her clothing description is unknown at this time, according to police.

She was last seen driving a 1997 Red Honda CRV, VA tag UMM-2229.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-977-4000 or visit

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