Seven-day-old kidnapped infant Yair Anthony Carillo was recovered around 10 p.m. Friday in good health from a home in Ardmore, Ala., Metro Police reported.
The woman suspected of abducting Carillo, Tammy Renee Silas, 39, is in custody in Ardmore and is being questioned, according to detectives working the case. Silas was being held in the Morgan County Jail pending charges, according to police.
A break in the case came Friday as a task force of Metro Police detectives and special agents from the TBI and FBI developed strong information on the Kia Spectra seen Tuesday afternoon following Carillo and his mother, Maria Gurrolla, from the parking lot of Wal-Mart at Nolensville Road and Harding Place.
Police now say Silas reportedly rented the vehicle from the Nashville Airport the same day. Silas is from Ardmore.
Metro Police on Thursday had released a sketch of the suspect in hopes the public can help locate the woman believed to have abducted the infant after attacking Gurrolla with a kitchen knife on Tuesday and fleeing with the newborn.
Police did release a Wal-mart surveillance camera photo of a dark-colored Kia Spectra that parked next to Gurrolla’s car while the mother shopped there Tuesday. Police had said the driver of the Spectra might have followed Gurrolla to her house.
The car appeared to have an out-of-state license plate, said Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said at the time.
According to reports, Gurrolla and the assailant became involved in a physical struggle before the assailant found a small knife in the house and turned it on the mother. Gurrolla was stabbed nine times, police said.
At no point did the suspect show any interest in the boy or say she planned on taking him, the mother said. The child was on the sofa during the struggle. Gurrolla fled the scene for help, and when she returned the baby was gone.