High Point, N.C. — High Point police canceled an Amber Alert just before 9:30 a.m. Friday, saying only that Shylin Olanda Neal, 1, was found and is safe.
Authorities issued the alert around 1 a.m. after learning the child was asleep inside an SUV when it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot late Thursday.
WFMY, a CBS affliate in Greensboro, reported that Shylin's godfather parked his white 2003 Chevrolet Suburban outside a Food Lion and left the girl sleeping inside while he went into the store shortly before 10 p.m. When he returned, the vehicle was gone.
Cammy Jones and Tony Neal, the girl's parents, attended a 7 a.m. media briefing at the High Point Police Department, where they pleaded for Shylin's return.
Jones told WFMY that she does not think someone was simply casing the store parking lot to steal the SUV. But she also said she is not aware of anyone who would want to harm her or her child.
"Bring her home. Drop her off somewhere safely so we can find her and get her back," Jones said.
The family offered a $1,000 reward for the girl's return.