HOUSTON -- Houston police say a missing child whose mother was found dead has been found safe in Arkansas where his father has been discovered dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A Texas-wide Amber Alert had been issued for 14-month-old Tyemetheus Pack after his mother, Angel Jackson, was found dead earlier Tuesday in Houston. The 26-year-old woman last was seen Christmas Eve and had texted a message that she'd been shot.
The child's father, Tumetheus Pack, 44, had been sought by police as a person of interest.
Houston homicide investigator Paul Vela says Pack and boy near Prescott, Arkansas, and accompanied by two other children and a woman. Arkansas state police say the shooting occurred as their car was being pulled over on Interstate 30 about 300 miles northeast of Houston.
Arkansas is the home state of Tumetheus Pack, who was Jackson's boyfriend, reports CBS affiliate KHOU.
The station reports they suspect the Tumetheus Pack in her death, though they are still investigating. Detectives are heading to Arkansas to investigate and interview the woman who was riding in the car with Pack.
The couple fought and Jackson tried to leave the relationship several times, Jackson's sister, Daviana Standokes, told KHOU.
The news of Jackson's death, she said, came as a shock.
"We just thought he was crazy, but we didn't think he was a killer. We didn't think he was going to kill her," said Standokes.