FITCHBURG, Mass. — An Amber Alert for a missing Fitchburg girl has been canceled after the girl was found safe in Shelby, N.C., Massachusetts Police said.
The alert was issued Friday night after the abduction of the 6-year-old girl from Fitchburg, Massachusetts State Police said.
The child, Alize Whipple, is described as a black female approximately 3 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 45 pounds with dark hair.
Alize is believed to have been abducted by her non-custodial mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, from Normandy Street in Fitchburg, police said.
Wilson is in custody, State Police said.
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Police in Kittery, Maine said Saturday that after the Amber Alert was issued, they received two unconfirmed tips from people who said they saw the mother and daughter in town on Thursday and Friday. One tip said they were at a gas station, the other at a restaurant, Police Chief Theodor Short said.
Kittery police have relayed the info to Fitchburg police, distributed flyers along Route 1 of the missing pair and have extra officers on the lookout, Short said.
Authorities located the car they believed Wilson was operating — a blue 1996 Buick Century with South Carolina plates JJT687 — in Leominster, Mass., but have not located Wilson or Alize.
The car, located in a strip mall, was searched for several hours overnight before being towed.
Debbie Jackson, the girl’s aunt, told NewsCenter 5 she doubted Wilson would hurt Alize, but made a plea for her return home.
“Come on home, we are worried,” she said.
Alize was last seen wearing a pink top, pink petite pants and pink sparkly shoes.
She was last seen on Wednesday at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 978-345-4355.