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Disturbing text messages prompted Amber Alert

Posted June 7, 2011

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— A missing 15-year-old Raleigh girl was found Tuesday, the same day she was reported missing, and is doing OK, according to Raleigh police.

Authorities said Maiah Shecaniah Aal-Anubia was found in the 2500 block of Milburnie Road around 1:30 p.m. She was unharmed. 

An Amber Alert was issued for the girl Tuesday morning after her mother called 911 about disturbing text messages. The woman told dispatchers that her daughter took her cell phone and had been gone for several hours. The teen's father received a text message from the phone saying, "Daddy, help me. He is going to kill me," the woman told dispatchers. 

Another text message sent to the teen's brother's cell phone read, "You ain't getting your daughter back." 

After locating the teen, Raleigh police said no foul play occurred.

The investigation into the case is ongoing. 

Maiah Shecaniah Aal-Anubia Text messages spark Amber Alert

Maiah is a student at Broughton High School, according to Wake County public schools' officials.

The girl's mother told 911 dispatchers that it wasn't the first time her daughter ran away. According to 911 records released by Raleigh police, someone reported a missing juvenile from the family's residence on April 12. 

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  • chevybelair57sd Jun 8, 2011

    Looks like another drain on public resources thanks to an empty head.

  • shortcake53 Jun 8, 2011

    This was a prank??? Are you serious? Where is that part of the story, I have not heard it. If that is true, then she needs to be held accountable and repay the resources that were used to find her. Time for a job sweetie. Then she wont have so much time to think up idiotic pranks like this for attention.

  • BeenHereSince67 Jun 8, 2011

    If this "child" has any amount of "behind" left on her body at this time, her parents really aren't doing their job! I guess she really showed THEM who's in charge of her life!

    On another note, I tried to use the 5 letter word for "bottom" that starts with an "f" and ends with a "y" and the GOLO Auto-Censor informed me that that word might actually be offensive or inappropriate to some of you tender souls out there. GOOD GRIEF!!

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 7, 2011

    Give us - "You're an inept office and that's all there is to it."

    Nice!!!

    < sarcasm >

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 7, 2011

    Very confusing details in the story.

  • Nancy Jun 7, 2011

    If and when she really needs help, her crying wolf would work against her. Run away in April and now May and this prank?

    Not good.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 7, 2011

    DJ - "Hey, she has two concerned parents, and they will straighten her out, and keep her from her crooked friends."

    We can hope.

    Many parents today make excuses FOR their kids instead of making a point WITH them.

  • djcnty8 Jun 7, 2011

    "I don't know what an amber alert costs the city, but it can't be that much...no manhunt was involved, was it? It costs a lot of people a lot f concern." - djofraleigh

    Here is something to consider here. Based on previous reports about this incident, the police had set up a crime scene at the home. (Several Officers and probably a detective or two involved). The use of media outlets to include repeated conversations with the Public Relations Officers. In the end, I would say some money was used for this ploy, not to mention the fact that these officers may have been needed elsewhere.

  • djofraleigh Jun 7, 2011

    I don't know what an amber alert costs the city, but it can't be that much...no manhunt was involved, was it? It costs a lot of people a lot f concern.

  • djofraleigh Jun 7, 2011

    Hey, she has two concerned parents, and they will straighten her out, and keep her from her crooked friends.

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