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Missing Durham 10-year-old found safe

Posted June 1, 2013
Updated June 2, 2013

— An Amber Alert for a 10-year-old missing in Durham was canceled Saturday evening after the girl was found safe, police said.

The alert was issued for Tamyra Suitt at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. It stated that the child may have been abducted by the operator of a blue Ford Explorer. Less than an hour after the alert was issued the child was found safe.

"(The past 24 hours have been) very stressful, but we are relieved and blessed," Tamyra's uncle, Andre Suitt, said.

Andre Suitt's said Tamyra's mother let her go to the nearby East End Park to play in the water sprinklers. Tamyra was told to be home by 7 p.m. Friday night.

"She never came home and my mother called me and we started looking for her around 9 p.m.," Andre Suitt said. "We searched all night long for her."

It was nearly 24 hours later that Tamyra was reunited with her family. She was found at a friend's home Saturday evening.

According to police, the people living in that home called detectives after they saw news reports and learned that an Amber Alert had been issued.

The investigation is ongoing, but police said no charges will be filed.


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  • IPayYouPay Jun 4, 2013

    Really? That little smiling face up there and that little "heart" sign with the hands is very annoying right now. However, I never allow my 10-year-old (I had 2 of them) out without me. Where was this child's mother?

  • deactivate Jun 3, 2013

    On the news she said something about hitting her head and didn't know where she was when she woke up! What was that about?

  • halfpint1552 Jun 3, 2013

    And that's EXACTLY why I don't let my young child go somewhere without me! They are not mature enough at 10 yrs old and in this age, not safe enough to be gone without supervision.