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Missing Southern Pines girl found safe

Posted June 24, 2009
Updated June 25, 2009

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— Authorities canceled an Amber Alert Wednesday evening for a 14-year-old Southern Pines girl who last seen leaving the National Guard Armory late Saturday.

Gabriela Patricia Velazquez was found safe and unharmed in New Bern Wednesday evening, said Lt. Rodney Hardy, with the Southern Pines Police Department.

Her alleged abductor, Ciro Alonso Salinas, 21, hasn't been found, Hardy said.

More details were not available.


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  • LOC Jun 25, 2009

    Praise the Lord!

  • iron fist Jun 25, 2009

    I don't think she was abducted I think she left on her own. May have had a ride but this is all on her.