Statewide Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl

March 16, 2019

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued by the Indiana State Police at the request of the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Leanna Nicole Herron, a 5-year-old black female, 4 feet tall, 69 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, was last seen wearing a gray sweatsuit with white stripes and black-and-white Nike shoes. Her hair was in three pigtails. Leanna was last seen on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Fort Wayne and is believed to be in extreme danger.

She is believed to have been forcibly taken by Zyair Jalinc Herron, 26, a black male, 5-feet-9-inches tall, 165 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a red-and-black sweatsuit and black boots. He has a short goatee and a gold grill over his teeth and “ZAMIRAH” tattooed on the left side of his neck.

He was driving an older, possibly 2008, silver Chevy Malibu with black stock rims and a temporary paper plate, the number unknown.

Police were told that Zyair Herron took the girl at gunpoint from an apartment in the 1800 block of Fox Point Trail. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to a release from Chris Felton, public information officer.

If you have any information, immediately contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-1222 or 911.