Missing 9-Year-Old Girl Located in Georgia

A girl who went missing Saturday in Newport News, Virginia, has been found safe

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A 9-year-old girl who was missing and believed to be in “extreme danger” was found safe in Georgia on Sunday, officials say.

Police issued an Amber Alert for the girl after she was abducted from Newport News, Virginia, on Saturday, according to Virginia State Police. 

The girl was taken at 10 a.m. and was last seen on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, police said. 

NBC affiliate WAVY-TV 10 reported that the suspect was the child's mother.

The child's father said her mother, Bethany Gould, picked their child up from a business in Newport News around the time the girl was last seen. Gould does not have custody rights.

The pair may have been traveling in a gray 2005 Mercury Mariner with Tennessee plates 978BJSC.

Newport News Police Department said the child was found safe early Sunday morning in Georgia.

It was not immediately clear if the child was found with her mother or if Gould will face charges.

Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse canceled the Amber Alert they had issued on behalf of the Newport News Police Department. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News4 for more updates.

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