Thursday, December 20, 2007

Amber Carlton: FOUND SAFE!!

Here is some good news that will hopefully warm your heart a bit before the Christmas season.
The local media even did a story about Amber, so we can learn a few details about her recovery.
Child missing for 3 years is home for good
Reported by: James

Last Update: 12/17 6:59 pm
(BAY MINETTE, Ala.) December 17
-- 7-year-old Amber Carlton was taken from her Bay Minette home by her
mother 3 and half years ago. Amber's grandfather says, "We've been
all up New York and Pennsylvania and God knows the places we've been in Texas
and all the lead investigators could come up with and she was always one or two
days ahead of us."
Tanya Reed, the girl's mother lost custody of her daughter after she
divorced Amber's father in 2004. Amber's picture has been on the Missing and
Exploited Children's website until now. It was that picture that helped bring
her home. Baldwin County investigators say the vast majority of child abductions
have ties to a relative.
Major Anthony Lowery with the Baldwin County Sheriff's office
says: "They can be tough, but there is a certain amount of grace because
most of the time the child is not in danger. That's not to say it doesn't
Fortunately, little Amber is safe, but right now the little girl is only
thinking of the toys she'll play with at Christmas. Her grandpa
says: "She's been passed from shelter to shelter, from one house to
another, and God only knows what she has seen and been through."
Amber's grandparents say the 7-year-old hasn't been to school since
kindergarten. They say she will undergo counseling and settle in with her
Amber's mother Tanya Reed, was arrested in Springtown, Texas. She's
has since been released. Her family hopes she will now enter a drug rehab

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