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Union County infant found safe after Amber Alert

Posted December 18, 2010
Updated December 19, 2010

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— An infant girl from Union County was found safe early Saturday shortly after an Amber Alert for her was issued, authorities said.

The alert for 5-month-old Ashuari Nyashia Rushing, of Marshville, was issued at midnight Friday and canceled around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Marshville police said that Ashuari was found unharmed.

Her alleged abductor – identified as her mother, 23-year-old Melissa Ann Rushing – had not been located early Saturday, police said. She was last seen driving a green Ford Explorer with a North Carolina license plate.

More details about the alleged abduction have not been released.

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