Amber alert issued for 2-year-old Georgia girl believed to have gone missing with 21-year-old woman
An Amber Alert has been issued for a two-year-old girl from Griffin, Georgia, who has been missing since Wednesday, April 15. The girl has been identified as Amina Cole. It is believed that she might currently be with a woman.
She is reportedly believed to be in a gray 2014 Chevrolet Cruze with Georgia license plate #RSP6855. The car has a missing rear bumper, according to WSBTV reports.
The suspect in the case has been listed as 21-year-old Johnetta Leigh Taylor. She is described as a black woman, with dark hair and a red hair streak in her hair. Taylor reportedly has brown eyes and 5 feet eight inches and 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue jean jacket and red leggings, reports state.
Authorities have requested that anyone with information regarding the little girl and the suspect come forward and call the Griffin Police Department 678-758-8739.
Child abduction emergency alerts, popularly known as Amber Alerts, were first introduced in the United States in 1996 after the abduction and murder of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman in Darlington, Texas.
A few days ago, on April 9, an Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old from North Carolina was canceled after the boy was found safe with his father. Durham police had released a statement saying, the father Emerson Rivas-Melendez and his 2-year-old son were found in Prince George County, Maryland.
The child is okay and the father is in custody. Police had issued warrants for the 22-year-old father for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. Authorities after the 2-year-old's abduction had issued a press release, stating that they believe Jeremy was abducted by Rivas, a man who allegedly stabbed the toddler's mother overnight at their home before leaving with him.
More information is awaited.