Three-year-old Ahmad King is still missing. He disappeared more than 24 hours ago from his mother's car in the Jesup Wal-Mart parking lot off US Highway 84 in Wayne County.
At this point, police do not have any specific leads and are still looking at a host of options, from the child simply wandering away to an actual abduction, either of which took place in the seconds his mother was away from the car.
Mary Jane King retraced her steps for us today--a shot distance from her parking spot to the corral where she'd gone to get a buggy--wondering if she could have anything differently. "It's not like I just walked away and left him," she said. "I went right to get a buggy like I normally do."
But in the seconds it took her to do that, she says three-year-old Ahmad disappeared.
King is certain this was a planned abduction. "I don't want to say that it's planned, but it just seems that way, for it to have happened so quick," she told us.
Store security cameras were too far away to see anything.
"We hope the public, somebody's going to come forward with some information that will give us a break," said Special Agent Greg Harvey with the GBI. "So far that hasn't happened. To be frank with you, we're very long on speculation and we're very short on facts."
As police continued to search, loved ones from Alma came to pass out flyers with Ahmad's image in the parking lot.
Meanwhile a mother's fear turned to desperation. "Just bring him back, please, just bring him back or just leave him with somebody," she said. "Leave him at a store, something. We just want him back."
We're expecting police and GBI agents to bring us an update this evening. We'll have the latest tonight on THE News at 11.
If anyone has information, they're asked to call the Jesup Police Department at 912.427.1300.