Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, TBI searching for suspect, missing 2-year-old girl

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, TBI searching for suspect, missing 2-year-old girl

May 23rd, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Updated at 9:08 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, to clarify that Martinez left the scene with Shaw, but it's not known if he left on foot or by vehicle.

Matias Martinez

Matias Martinez

Photo by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are seeking the community's help in finding a suspect who reportedly took off with a two-year-old girl, according to a TBI tweet and HCSO news release.

This dashcam photo shows Matias Martinez, the suspect who reportedly took off with 2-year-old Octavia Shaw on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

This dashcam photo shows Matias Martinez, the suspect...

Photo by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

The TBI released an Amber Alert after the suspect, 37-year-old Matias Martinez, allegedly left with Octavia Afiya Shaw after a Thursday traffic stop at the intersection of Dayton Pike and Boy Scout Road. 

During the stop, deputies had asked Martinez to stand with the infant in the shade near the roadway while a female was detained for questioning. Martinez then left the scene with Shaw as the female was being questioned, the release states.

Octavia Shaw

Octavia Shaw

Photo by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Martinez is a Latin American male with brown eyes, and stands approximately 5' 10" tall. He has a valid Massachusetts's driver's license. Shaw was last seen wearing a light blue dress with black sweat pants. She weighs approximately 30 pounds, is 2 feet tall and has a bi-racial complexion, according to the release.

If anyone has any information about their whereabouts, they should call their local law enforcement agency or the TBI at 1 (800) TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).

This photo from dashcam video shows Matias Martinez holding Octavia Afiya Shaw.

Photo by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office