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Amber Alert canceled for 7-year-old boy

Posted September 24, 2008

Amber Alert

— State authorities have canceled an Amber Alert for a 7-year-old Alleghany County boy.

Matthew James Wood and his mother, Teresa Wood, 37, were found safe, the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

No additional details were available.

The Amber Alert was issued Tuesday.


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  • b4self Sep 25, 2008

    When an Ambert alert goes out it is to find a child that needs help,isn't that enough to know ,maybe his life is not in danage but if there is a risk that a child may be taken from his family never to be seen again and we can help,why to some of you question that?

  • teacher-mom Sep 24, 2008

    I am glad they are okay.

  • Adelinthe Sep 24, 2008

    Don't need to know the exact details. A child need prayed for and I prayed. God knows the details.

    Thank God all is well.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Sauratownmtn Sep 24, 2008

    They were found safe walking along side the road close to where they were last seen. Log on to www.wxii12.com for the news.

  • PeaceOut2017 Sep 24, 2008

    They should of stated why the alert was issued in the first place, exactly what danger is believed, and other stuff to meet the Amber Alert guidelines. Amber Alert system was created for abductions by strangers

  • JAT Sep 24, 2008

    I'm glad the kid's ok, but I still say when they cancel an alert, they need to state why it was cancelled and what the resolution was. They need to say "the boy was recovered. the mother said....." They owe it to the public to show that these are indeed legitimate alerts and that people who take their kids wrongfully or who necessitate the alert are dealt with appropriately.