Amber Alert Ends With Death of Boy and Mother

Steven Pickering
August 23, 2019 - 10:21 pm

Waxahachie Police Department

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A six-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead in Waxahachie. Phillip Oliver 'Ollie' Wiedemann and his mother, 46-year-old Candace Harbin, were found dead inside her vehicle in a parking garage in downtown Waxahachie Friday evening.

Police had issued the Amber Alert for Ollie Friday afternoon. They said he had last been seen on Thursday with Harbin, but she did not have legal custody of the boy. Police said at the time they believed him to be in “imminent danger”.

Friday evening, someone alerted police to two people unresponsive inside a vehicle. Firefighters arrived and determined that both Wiedemann and Harbin were dead.

There was an extensive law enforcement and fire department presence surrounding the scene Friday night. Police will continue to investigate the case and work with the Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death for both Ollie and his mother.