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Amber Alert canceled for 6-year-old Wilmington girl

Posted September 14, 2016
Updated September 16, 2016

— An Amber Alert issued Wednesday night for a 6-year-old Wilmington girl was canceled a day later after the girl was found alive.

Authorities said the girl disappeared from 5140 Carolina Beach Road.

Authorities believe her abductor may be a white or Hispanic man who was seen wearing a black, short-sleeve shirt with a dragon on it, black pants, boots and a black helmet. The man was last seen operating a black Moped.

Anybody with information is asked to call the New Hanover Sheriff's Office at 910-798-4260.

[Editor's note: In a previous version of this story, WRAL identified the victim in this case because she was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert. Due to new information, WRAL has taken the victim's name out of the story because WRAL usually does not identify the victims of sexual crimes.]


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  • Johnny Roberts Sep 15, 2016
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    Some people must be born brain dead. Blaming the government. That guys crazy. Wasting his time blaming the government. He should of been sharing the story to help bring this little girl home.

  • Ben Hill Sep 15, 2016
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    Really? Now people are injecting politics into an Amber Alert? Okay, your point is taken that the government either lied or failed. Maybe after this little girl is found, you can do something useful and propose a solution to end child abductions instead of posting useless rhetoric on news articles.

  • Jim Williams Sep 15, 2016
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    Wait a minute I thought the sex offender registry was supposed to prevent this? Oh no, can it be another government lie?!