LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) A Morgan Nick Amber alert is canceled and the search is over. Twelve-year-old Amber Whitlow is back in Arkansas after police sway her adopted brother took her to Memphis Saturday night. Officers say Antonio Whitlow is also suspected of killing their parents. A visitor found Bobby and Annette Whitlow's bodies inside their home Saturday afternoon.
The victims', Bobby and Annette Whitlow's, son is being held on two counts of capital murder and one count of kidnapping. He allegedly killed his parents in their home on Zion Street. The Visitor, who called police, is a member of the Whitlow's church. They meet each Sunday at Candlewood Suites on Markham and train people to be pastors.
Four people met for service this morning and all say the Whitlows were very passionate about their church, Warriors for Christ.
"She was a loving sister, even before her and Bobby went into the ministry." Rose Harshaw showed up to the Candlewood suites looking for answers. "She was the type of young lady that always wanted to do something for someone else."
Now, Harshaw is clinging to those memories. Her sister Annette Whitlow and Whitlow's husband Bobby were killed Saturday. According to the police report, they were stabbed. And her niece, Amanda Whitlow, police say was abducted by her adopted brother Antonio Whitlow. Police found them in Memphis near Beale Street.
Antonio Whitlow, 33, is charged with two counts of capital murder and one count of kidnapping. Sgt. Cassandra Davis says this Antonio Whitlow's has a rap sheet. "In 2007 he was charged with aggravated assault by a family household member and that was against a girlfriend or former girlfriend."
Before Whitlow pleaded guilty to those charges he claimed to be mentally ill. Grady Carter found the victims, Bobby and Annette Whitlow, around 3 p.m. Saturday. He is a member of their church, Warriors for Christ. The group meets at Candlewood Suites and trains pastors for the ministry. "I'm the one that called the police, I called in the ambulance, everything, I did not ever see where his body was, I seen hers and that's something that I don't really want to keep on my mind."
Carter says the Whitlow's spent the last four years training pastors and they would have wanted them to meet Sunday morning. And Harshaw agrees, teaching others was a passion of the Whitlows. "She was always the type that wanted to help someone else."
The suspect in the deaths, Antonio Whitlow, is in Memphis police custody. He is expected to be extradited back to Little Rock, Monday. Police are still investigating the motive.
Memphis police had been on the lookout for him. Earlier this year, Shirley King took Antonio Whitlow in. She runs a group home out of her house. Back in March, King says she tried to stop Whitlow from stabbing one of his roommates.
"You know how you look around somebody right here, he kept looking around me and had the knife," says King.
King says they were able to knock the knife out of Whitlow's hand that day and he was kicked out of the house, but two weeks later he apparently stabbed and seriously hurt that same roommate.