Country singer Mindy McCready took her five-year-old son away from the custody of her mother and is currently missing, authorities in Florida confirm to ET.
A spokesman for the Department of Children and Families said a missing persons report was filed Tuesday night with police in the Gulf coast community of Cape Coral, FL, after McCready took her son Zander from her father's home. The singer's mother has custody of the child, but McCready was allowed to visit the boy at her father's home.
The DCF requested an emergency pickup order and a judge has ordered McCready to return the boy by 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Cape Coral Police Lt. Tony Sizemore told the Associated Press that so far "no criminal act" has taken place. "There's a lot more questions than answers at this point," he added.
McCready, 36, had several successful country albums in the '90s, but her career was later overshadowed by domestic abuse issues, drug and DUI arrests and a suicide attempt.
UPDATE - McCready just posted the following message to her Facebook:"FB Friends I know it has been a long time since you have heard from me... I have been fighting the Florida court system to protect my son, and bring him home. Wink TV has once again reported nothing but lies and they are most likely being supported by the attorney for DCF child services. There is NO AMBER ALERT and my son is not missing! Detectives from the Cape Coral Police department established that this afternoon via Skype. Please do not worry or support anything they continue to lie about!! Thanks Always.... Mindy"