ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – A Rocky Mount toddler whose overnight disappearance sparked a statewide Amber Alert has been found safe, Rocky Mount Police confirm to 8News affiliate WNCN.
The exact circumstances surrounding how an hours-long search for N’eveah A’mirah Richardson ended are unclear.
Richardson is a 2-year-old black female, approximately 2 feet tall, weighing 28 pounds.
Police say the incident was reported around 11:58 p.m. Monday night.
The child has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a rainbow on the front of it.
At the time of the alert, police said they believed there to be one unknown abductor.
N’eveah was last seen at 731 Nashville Road in Rocky Mount.
Her mother says she and the toddler were at a friend’s house on Nashville Road when a man stole the mother’s SUV.
Police say the mother left the vehicle running with her daughter inside.
When she returned, the car was gone, according to police.
Investigators were searching for a green 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor with a North Carolina license tag number: PCD-9688.
There is a dent on the right rear door, according to police.
The SUV has a spare tire on the left front side and a “Live, Love, Laugh” sticker on the back of the vehicle, police say.
If you have any information, call the Rocky Mount Police Department immediately at (252) 972-1411, or call 911 or *HP.