Missing 9-year-old girl who sparked an amber alert has been found alive
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A young girl who went missing in New York has been found alive.
Charlotte Sena was camping with her family in the Moreau Lake State Park over the weekend.
The nine-year-old was playing on her bike and suddenly vanished.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said Charlotte had set off on a final loop around the house at around 6:15pm after saying 'she wanted to go around one more time by herself' and 'be that big girl'.
After an extensive search, police decided to issue an Amber alert for the young girl.
They had found her bike but no trace of the youngster.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Amber alert means police suspect a child has been 'taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death'.
The post by New York State Police reads: "***AMBER ALERT ACTIVATED***
"NYSP has activated AMBER Alert for a child abduction that occurred near Moreau Lake State Park in Gansevoort, NY at about 6:45 PM on 9/30/2023.
"Anyone with any information should call the NYSP at (518) 457-6811 or dial 911."
State police have now revealed she's alive and well, and that a suspect is in custody.
Authorities discovered there was a person 'in the area' when Charlotte went missing.
“This investigation is a culmination of multiple agencies working together for the common goal of bringing this child home to her loving family,” state police said.