UPDATED at 1:30pm: An amber alert for a missing Madison teenager was cancelled just an hour-and-a-half after it was issued Thursday. Authorities say 17-year-old Laniyah Hampton was located. She was believed to be in the presence of Paul Williams the Third who has a warrant out for his arrest. The update did not specify if the 36-year-old was found or taken into custody.
(Madison) An amber alert was issued Thursday for a missing teenager from Madison. Laniyah Hampton’s mother called the authorities reporting that her daughter was missing and potentially in imminent danger.
The 17-year-old’s last known location was in Dane County, and investigators are actively seeking information about her whereabouts. Hampton is believed to be in the presence of Paul Williams the Third. The 36-year-old has a fully extraditable warrant for his arrest, and is known to drive a 2019 silver or black Chevy Malibu with Wisconsin plate number AMP7217.
Hampton is African American, five-feet-four-inches tall, and approximately 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Williams is African American, six-feet-six-inches and 244 pounds, has black braided hair and a possible beard, and has a tattoo sleeve on both arms.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison Police Department at 855-237-3262.