BENBROOK, TX - The sign said it all, “Welcome home Caitlyn." It's how every parent wants an Amber Alert to end. Early Wednesday morning, nine-year-old Caitlyn Williams was reunited with her family.
"I'm very happy she's home," her aunt Yolanda Coward said. “My little boy in there, he's very happy. He was singing, 'my cousin's coming home!'"
The four-day search for this third-grader ended Tuesday at a Days Inn in Bossier City, Louisiana. That's where her uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams, was killed in a struggle with an FBI agent.
Coward explained that the family is still trying to sort through the situation.
"I think her dad is having mixed emotions right now because that was his brother, and everybody's got questions and nobody's ever going to get the answer now."
Caitlyn's family says her uncle took her last Friday as she headed to a friend's house for the weekend on her bike.
When she didn't return home Monday, they contacted Benbrook PD. It didn't take long before Williams became the prime suspect and was charged with kidnapping his niece.
Cops say they are now checking Williams' computer to make sure there aren't any other victims.
"I'm not going to discuss what may or may not have happened to the child here in Benbrook," Officer Sandy Eubanks said. "But I will say this, any time that you have a 24-year-old male in the company of a nine-year-old girl, you obviously have to consider some of the unpleasant possibilities.”
There are plenty of “unpleasant” questions that still need to be answered, but at least Caitlyn Williams is back home in Benbrook.