Update: Raleigh County Amber Alert cancelled, child found safe

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RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - An AMBER Alert issued for a 9-year-old girl named Jena Jarrell from Raleigh County, West Virginia is cancelled.


An AMBER Alert was issued for a 9-year-old girl allegedly abducted by her mother.

According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Jena Jarrell was last seen in Raleigh County Monday. She was last seen wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

West Virginia State Police is investigating. Troopers say the young girl may be in a silver Mitsubishi SUV with an unknown license number.

Investigators say her mother, Amy Nicole Jarrell, is a known drug user and has no parental rights.

If you have any information, call 911 or Raleigh County State Police at 304-256-6700.

Missing child
Jena Jarrell
Age now: 9 years
Sex: Female
Description: Last seen wearing shorts and a t-shirt

Suspect
Amy Nicole Jarrell
Age now: 43 years
Sex: Female
Skin: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 110 lbs

An AMBER Alert is a rapid notification system to alert the public and solicit their assistance when a child has been abducted and is facing grave danger. The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the following criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert: 1) There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred; 2) The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger; 3) The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death; 4) There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.



 
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