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Amber Alert for Abducted 5-Year-Old Girl (UPDATED WITH GIRL FOUND)

Child may be with her aunt in a burgundy 2001 Mercedes with Maryland tags 8AFZ03, according to law enforcement.

Amiyah Monet Dallas. Last seen in Orange, Virginia. Alleged abductor has ties to Maryland and South Carolina.
Amiyah Monet Dallas. Last seen in Orange, Virginia. Alleged abductor has ties to Maryland and South Carolina.
An Amber Alert has been issued in the alleged abduction of a 5-year-old girl from Orange, Va.

Amiyah Monet Dallas is black, 3 feet tall and weighs 40 lbs. She has pigtails, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt with buttons, blue jeans and white Chuck Talyor shoes and a pink sweater.

  • UPDATE: State police report that the girl was safely recovered at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and her aunt taken into custody without incident.

She was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Orange. Police believe she is with Olivia Nicole Dallas, the child's aunt. They may be traveling in a burgundy 2001 C240 Mercedes with Maryland tags 8AFZ03.

According to law enforcement Olivia Dallas has a history of depression and drug use and investigators believe Amiyah could be in imminent danger. 

Olivia Dallas has connections to Maryland and South Carolina.

Anyone with information in the case, should contact Orange County Sheriff's Office 540-672-1200 or Virginia State Police at 800-822-4453.
Brittney Sweeney February 19, 2014 at 01:03 PM
This has already been cancelled.
Brook Hubbard February 19, 2014 at 05:02 PM
Why do you still have this warning banner on the front page if it's over? Also, why would you put the note that it's been cancelled in a single paragraph in the ~middle~ of the now-obsolete alert? Seriously questionable journalism and editing skills here.
Greg Hambrick (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 05:06 PM
Thanks, Brook. The alert banner stays at the top of the page for six hours and then disappears. The update about the cancellation is actually in very big letters in the headline. -greg
Roberto February 20, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Brooke don't you have something better to do? Why don't you go over to Fox News site and complain about something over there? Sheesh!
Brook Hubbard February 20, 2014 at 08:58 AM
What does Fox News have to do with my criticism of this article's design and editing?
John Lovaas February 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Thanks to what is left of Patch for getting the GOOD news out so quickly. We miss your local editor, Alex McVeigh!
Layna Cook February 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM
I appreciate both the warning and the news that Amiyah was located. This was the first time I received an Amber alert on my cellphone and all I could think of was how wonderful technology was and how happy I would be to know that thousands of people out on the roads and in the communities would be on the alert if one of my children were abducted. The Patch article gave good additional information that didn't come thru on the text alert. Thanks!
Wendy Leibowitz February 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM
I agree with Layna. I received the Amber Alert on my phone, but received no update with the happy news that the little girl was found unharmed. I very much appreciated this update.
Roberto February 22, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Greg hambrick. The patch rocks! Great job!
Roberto February 22, 2014 at 07:23 AM
@brook hunbun. Nothing, I just thought it sounded good.

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