Teen, 3-year-old found safe in California; Kentucky man facing kidnapping charges

Posted at 12:51 PM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 13:01:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A teen and a boy, the latter of which was the subject of an AMBER Alert, have both been found safe in California.

Amber was kidnapped in Kentucky and Noah was kidnapped in Tennessee, according to police. Noah's father, 32-year-old Jacob Clare of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, is in custody.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) tweeted the update Thursday, saying 3-year-old Noah had been found safe, along with his 16-year-old cousin, Amber Clare.

Law enforcement agencies shifted their attention to San Clemente, California after a Subaru Legacy involved in the ongoing search for the 3-year-old Tennessee boy was impounded Saturday. It had been found abandoned at the Outlets at San Clemente.

The TBI released a timeline of the manhunt after Jacob Clare picked up Noah from his house in Tennessee.

On or around October 30, Clare bought a Subaru Legacy on Facebook Marketplace.


Then, on November 7, he was supposed to drop off his son Noah to his mother in Tennessee after a scheduled visitation. However, on that same day, a license plate reader spotted that Subaru in Arizona.


On November 11, a surveillance camera in San Clemente caught pictures of Jacob, Noah, and Amber Clare.

tbi pics of the clares
The TBI released new photos taken on November 11 in San Clemente, California believed to be of Jacob, Noah and Amber Clare.

This past Saturday, November 13, a tow company impounded the vehicle after finding it in the parking lot of a San Clemente, California outlet mall.

Then, Tuesday, the tow company alerted law enforcement that they had the car.


The vehicle had stickers removed and was full of food supplies, like ready-to-eat meals, clothing, and other items.

The TBI issued an Amber Alert for Noah on Tuesday. The FBI became involved in the case after it crossed state lines.

Jacob Clare faces kidnapping charges for both kids.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.