A 19-year-old woman from New York, named Tiffany VanAlstyne, is charged with the murder of a 5-year-old boy who was in her care.
The Albany County Sheriff reported that VanAlstyne told them White had been abducted by men in upstate New York. VanAlstyne allegedly told police that two men wearing black ski masks entered her house in the neighboring town of Berne, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. She told police the men drove off in a pickup truck.
The authorities issued an amber alert and some hours later they found White’s body covered with snow, directly near the home where he lived with his legal guardians. His mother lives elsewhere in New York and his father lives in Massachusetts. When questioned, VanAlstyne constantly changed her story and none of it “added up”. She was charged with second degree murder.