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8-year-old girl found safe following Amber Alert issued in Los Angeles

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 14:41:12-04

UPDATE (Wednesday, 11:40 a.m.): (CNS) -- Aleigha Stevenson was allegedly abducted by Kera Stevenson and three male suspects shortly before 2 a.m. from her home in the 2800 block of West 42nd Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, which reported that Kera has no custodial rights to the girl.

Officers went to the home on a radio call of a "domestic violence restraining order" and discovered that Aleigha's father and his ex-wife, Kera, have an ongoing child custody dispute, with a restraining order on file, the LAPD said.

The father said Kera showed up at his residence with three male Black suspects, according to the LAPD.


UPDATE (Wednesday, 10:22 a.m.): Los Angeles Police Department says Aleigha Stevenson has been located and "a female adult" has been detained.

Original story follows...


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for an 8-year-old girl and a woman who allegedly abducted her in Los Angeles.

Aleigha Stevenson was allegedly abducted by Kera Stevenson about 1:40 a.m. and was last seen near West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The girl was described as Black, 4 feet tall, weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was believed to be wearing pink and white pajamas.

The woman, who is 29, was described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes.

Authorities declined to say if the pair are related.

The pair may be traveling in one of two vehicles: a black 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, California license number 8UIB679; or a black 2017 BMW 320, Oklahoma license number EGU358.

Anyone seeing them was urged to call 911.

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