Phone tip leads to safe return of 3 Edgecombe County children at center of Amber Alert

PINETOPS, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Amber Alert for three Edgecombe County children has been canceled.

According to investigators, a phone tip led to the safe return of Tramiyus La'Trell McNair, Orlando Qwantrell McNair Jr. and Jayden Lawrence Braddy, who were taken from a home in Pinetops, North Carolina.

Investigators believe their father Orlando Qwantrel McNair Sr. abducted the three boys. According to the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, he took the boys after shooting and killing their mother's boyfriend. He has not been arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office at (252)641-7942 or 911.
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