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8-year-old Buncombe County girl found safe after Amber Alert

Posted March 1

Bailey Queen

— Authorities canceled an Amber Alert Wednesday morning for an 8-year-old Buncombe County girl after she was found in good condition.

The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office was searching for Bailey Lynn Queen after they said she was taken by her father, 32-year-old Joshua Randy Queen.

Authorities located Joshua Queen and took him into custody around 7:45 a.m. at a truck stop at Exit 37 on Interstate 40.

The investigation is ongoing.


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  • Leslie Farrow Mar 1, 2017
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    It appears the Amber Alert was cancelled this morning around 4:46am

  • Phil Manutz Mar 1, 2017
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    According to the NCDPS website, there are no active Amber Alerts in NC right now. Is this information correct?