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AMBER Alert cancelled after teen, Virginia man found

Posted at 9:22 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 09:30:56-04

SPOKANE, Wash. — Police cancelled an AMBER Alert Wednesday morning after a missing Washington-state girl was found safe in Ohio.

Ohio State Patrol took Zachary Jones into custody as well, police confirmed via Twitter.

The AMBER alert was issued Monday night for 16-year-old Kiera Inman of Spokane, Washington.

Inman, who was described as “developmentally delayed,” was last seen Sunday.

Police said they believed Kiera was with Jones, a 30-year-old man from Newport News.

Spokane Police said Kiera was first reported as a runaway, but detectives later found out she had speaking online with an adult male from another state who they believed to be Jones.

The poster information said her grandmother reported Kiera left evidence that she left home willingly, but that she functions “at a diminished capacity and unable to make realistic life choices.” The poster said she requires medication, but it did not say what kind of medication the teenager needed.

“The child’s grandmother advises she left on foot but her cell phone tracked her possibly in a vehicle,” the alert said.