Toddler found, vehicle still missing after being stolen on eastside

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 16, 2014)– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) confirms they are still actively searching for a stolen vehicle.

Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, a tan 2001 Buick Century with damage to right side was stolen near 21st & German Church.  Indiana license plate 995 AOP.

A toddler, who is one and a half years old, was asleep in the backseat at the time. The toddler was recovered and reunited with Emily Voss, her mother. Voss said that she had left the child in the backseat while she cleared the driveway of snow so the child could stay warm.

Her neighbor approached her and asked to use Voss’ cell phone. Voss allowed the man to do so, and also let him sit in the passenger seat of the car to stay warm while making a call. He returned the phone to Voss, got in the driver’s side seat and took off.

Police described Donald Nixon as a person of interest. Nixon is a paranoid schizophrenic, police said. He’s a black male, 32 years old, 5’8”, 150 pounds with maroon and yellow jacket. He wore multi-tone sweat pants and dark stocking cap. Police said he does not have a warrant out in connection with the stolen vehicle and abduction.