Amber Alert Issued for Montana Toddler – UPDATE: Alert Cancelled
UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled. Christopher Getsdownoften has been returned to his custodial family and Ernest Getsdownoften is in police custody.
The Montana Department of Justice issued an Amber Alert just after 8 a.m. today for 1-year-old Christopher Getsdownoften of Billings. The boy has brown hair, brown eyes, is about 22 pounds and is Native American.
The child was taken by his non custodial father, Ernest Jodal Getsdownoften. The father also stole the mother of the child's vehicle, a 2006 white Chevrolet Cobalt. The vehicle has MT plates with a "warrior sticker" in the back window and a missing hubcap on the back right wheel.
Ernest Getsdownoften is a 29-year-old, 5'11" 210 pound Native American man who is dependent on alcohol. The 1-year-old has several medical conditions and does not have his medication with him.
If you have any information, please contact Billings Police at (406) 657-8461 or call 911.