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Authorities Issue Amber Alert For 12-Year-Old Girl

Posted September 27, 2005 11:35 a.m. EDT

— Editor's Note: The identity of the 12-year-old girl in this story has been removed to protect her privacy.

The Rocky Mount Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl who they say is with a man who served time in prison for taking indecent liberties with a child.

Police say the suspected abductor,

Phillip Daniel Denkler

, 27, is a sex offender. He is described as a white male with straight, short, black hair and brown eyes.

The two were last seen in a beige 2005 Hyundai Sonata with North Carolina license plate number



Authorities say the girl's grandmother discovered her missing from their home Friday at about 6:50 a.m.

Denkler was released from prison less than a year ago, according to authorities, after spending close to two years there.

Authorities are asking anyone who has information about this case to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at

(252) 972-1411