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AMBER ALERT issued for Missing 2-Year-Old in Newaygo Co.

Amber Rose SmithBARTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 2-year-old girl from Newaygo County.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department is searching for missing 2-year-old Amber Rose Smith in Barton Township. Officials say, she’s likely incapacitated from being outside in cold temperatures for so long.

Police helicopters, K9 units and other emergency personnel are searching in the area of her home at 13 Mile Road and Cottonwood Avenue.  Her father said he noticed her missing at around 2 p.m. when he discovered their front door was open.

Amber was last seen in a black halter top with a pink tie and possibly jeans, according to officials.  She wasn’t wearing shoes.

A four-mile perimeter has been set up around the young girl’s home.  Part of that search area is Manistee National Forest.  Police crews plan to search through Tuesday night.

Deputies originally said that the girl was 3 years old, but FOX 17 has learned from family that her actual age is 2.  She is one of eight children.  According to her father, Amber and four of the other children still live at home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newaygo Central Dispatch at 231-689-5288.

Resources:

AMBER Alert Michigan

Federal AMBER Alert Website

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6 Comments to “AMBER ALERT issued for Missing 2-Year-Old in Newaygo Co.”

    Jess said:
    October 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    I am glad they decided to finally put out an Amber Alert! I pray she is found safe soon!!!!

    tracy said:
    October 9, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    I pray she is found safe and unharmed but just maybe they need to look into the fathers story of a voice saying hey little girl and a suspicious truck or the suspicious black car. .People please if you see suspicious vehicles sitting around where they dont belong make a call you just never know what could come of it.

    Rod said:
    October 9, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Search continues, meet at Hawkins park 1/4 mile west of Hawkins on 17 mile road.

    Concerned citizen! said:
    October 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    CPS had better get involved, 2 year olds are not suppose to just walk out the front door and nobody knows it.

    Michaela said:
    October 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Are these parents fit to have kids? How does a 2 year old little girl "with a history of wandering off" allowed to wander off? This should not have happened!

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