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Man hears Amber Alert, realizes he's driving behind wanted car

Published: Oct. 28, 2015 at 8:35 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2015 at 10:09 PM CDT
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Tyler Ward Enix (Source: TBI)
Tyler Ward Enix (Source: TBI)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Investigators canceled the Amber Alert for 2-year-old Brooklynne Emerie Enix on Thursday.

A man in Ohio heard the Amber Alert on his radio as he drove down the road. The alert described the vehicle investigators were looking for. That's when the man realized he was driving directly behind the car.

He immediately called 911. Deputies quickly responded and pulled over the car.

Inside, investigators found the suspect, 36-year-old Tyler Enix, and his daughter, Brooklynne.

Hours before canceling the Amber Alert, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Tyler Enix to their Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Enix was wanted for first-degree murder in the death of his wife. Police found Enix's wife Kimberly dead in her apartment and charged Enix with her death.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Amber Alert for Tennessee on Wednesday shortly after Brooklynne was discovered missing.

Tyler Enix has previous arrests for domestic assault, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault. According to the Tennessee Department of Correction website, Enix was released July 15, 2014, but it does not state when his sentence began or the charges.

In a news conference Thursday, investigators urged Tyler Enix to drop Brooklynne somewhere safe.

"Bring Brooklynne to someone safe. Take her to someone safe. Take her to a hospital, take her to a fire hall, drop her off with someone safe," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch. "This is about making sure this child is taken care of. We know you love this child, we know you care about this child, make sure she's somewhere safe. If you want to continue to run, run. But we're asking you to make sure this child gets back in the hands where we know she's OK."

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