URGENT: Amber alert issued for 23-month-old girl kidnapped in Tennessee during traffic stop


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — An Amber Alert is being issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for Octavia Shaw. Octavia is a 23 month old black female with black hair, brown eyes, 2’00”, and 30 lbs.

Earlier this afternoon, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies effected a traffic stop at the intersection of Dayton Pike and Boy Scout Road. The subject vehicle was driven by a Latin American male and contained a female and her two year old infant granddaughter.

At the time of the stop, due to the heat, deputies asked the male subject to stand by near the roadway in the shade with the infant while they detained the female for questioning after finding out she had open, active warrants. During the course of the questioning, it became apparent to the deputies that the male individual had left the scene with the child. Deputies immediately began to search the area for the individual to no avail.

Octavia was last seen wearing a blue dress. Octavia was taken by Matias Martinez, a 37 year-old white male with black hair, brown eyes, 5’11” 185 lbs. Martinez took Octavia after a traffic stop and was last seen on foot on Boyscout Rd in Chattanooga TN.

There is an active warrant for kidnapping for Martinez.

If you have information regarding the location of Octavia or Martinez please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 423-622-0022.