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Cookeville baby found safe; child alert canceled

7:27 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
  • TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for 5-month-old Ronald Flanigan who is thought be with his non-custodial parents. 5/7/13
  • TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for 5-month-old Ronald Flanigan. 5/7/13
  • Ronald Collins, Jr. and Amanda M. Collins, father and mother of missing Cookeville baby Ronald Flanigan. TBI believes baby Ronald is with them. 5/7/13
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Five-month-old Ronald Flanigan was safely recovered in Memphis Tuesday, according to state officials.

He had previously been the subject of an Endangered Child Alert by the Cookeville Police Department.

Officials did not release any more information, including the status of his non-custodial parents, who were sought in connection with Ronald's disappearance.


Authorities are asking the public's help in finding 5-month-old Ronald Flanigan who has been missing from Cookeville since Monday.  Ronald is thought to be with his non-custodial parents, Ronald Collins, Jr. and Amanda Collins.  The TBI says Ronald Collins, Jr. may be armed and dangerous.  They are thought to be headed to the Memphis area in a gold 4-door 1999 Buick Park Ave.  The vehicle may have a tag of H2283Y.  

TBI says the missing child, Ronald Flanigan is biracial with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 2'02" tall and weighs 20 lbs. He is 5-months-old.

TBI says Flanigan's father, 28-year-old Ronald Collins, Jr., is a black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5'10" tall and weighs 160 lbs.

TBI says Flanigan's mother, 25-year-old Amanda M. Collins, is a white female with blonde hair and blue eyes.  She is 5'06" tall and weighs 210 lbs.

The TBI says there are bond conditions in place prohibiting Ronald Collins, Jr. from any contact with Amanda Collins and baby Ronald Flanigan.  

There is also a court order on file for the removal of baby Ronald Flanigan from the custody of his parents.

If you know anything about where baby Robert Flanigan is, please call the Cookeville Police Department at 931-526-2126 or the TBI at 1-

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