Police issue Amber Alert for 8-year-old boy abducted in American Fork/Cedar Hills area

American Fork Police vehicle. Photo: AFP/Facebook
  • Update: The child was found safe. Read more here.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Aug. 9, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday night for an 8-year-old boy who police say was abducted in the American Fork/Cedar Hills area.

The child has been identified as Lorenzo Linam. He’s described as 3 feet 6 inches tall, 40 pounds, with sandy-colored hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a beach-theme button-down shirt, khaki pants and black Nike shoes, according to alert.utah.gov.

The Utah Department of Public Safety tweeted about 11 p.m. that the child’s life is in danger.

Police say the suspect is Danny Sihalath, 29, who is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Sihalath is described as Asian or Pacific Islander, with sleeve tattoos on both forearms. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and dark tennis shoes.

Police are looking for a red Acura TSX SE with Utah license plate No. 2S2NP in connection with the Amber Alert. The car has a missing front bumper and grill, with damage to the driver’s side window.

Anyone with information about the Amber Alert is asked to call the American Pork Police Department at 801-822-2969 or dial 911.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


  1. stop calling these episodes “abductions” when the alleged victim is in the care of a parent or adult they normally reside with


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