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Amber Alert canceled for missing Randolph 4-year-old

Posted February 14, 2013

Amber Alert

— An Amber Alert issued Thursday for a 4-year-old Randolph County girl has been canceled.

Authorities canceled the alert for Cayley Rose Owens about an hour after posting it. They did not immediately provide information on where the child was found.

When the alert was issued shortly before 4 p.m., authorities said they believed Cayley was taken by Calem Scott Owens, 20, and may have been traveling from Denton in a white 1993 GMC pickup truck.

Authorities did not say how Calem Owens may be related to the girl.


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  • PeaceOut2017 Feb 14, 2013

    Amber Alerts are ineffective, most of them are custody disputes. Yawn. Give me a break.

  • Gork Feb 14, 2013

    pulstar40 - although one is too many, of course, "so many children being abducted by a parent and then murdered" - really?

  • tyleracarey Feb 14, 2013

    There may be a restraining order against him or no contact custody order, which would be a reason to alert the public.

  • lisa4 Feb 14, 2013

    I thought the story said "authorities did not say how Caleb Owens may be related to the girl"

  • pulstar40 Feb 14, 2013

    If they have reason to believe the child is in danger, then an alert is issued. With so many children being abducted by a parent and then murdered, I'd rather the alert be issued.

  • babbleon Feb 14, 2013

    Hope she comes home safely.

  • christinathefern Feb 14, 2013

    'Normal' parental disputes are not supposed to trigger the Amber alert. (although I'm not sure what's normal about resorting to snatching up your kid) However, if there is a safety concern, the Amber alert system can be used. We don't know if there is a history of abuse, if the guy is crazy, if he said he was going to kill her, we don't have any information. So, all we can do is assume they had a reason for activating the system, keep our eyes open, and pray she turns up okay.

  • ICTrue Feb 14, 2013

    I thought the amber alart system was not supposed to be used for these parental disputes. Wasn't that the original intent, so that people would actually pay attention, rather than just ignore it?