AMBER Alert canceled for 8-month-old out of Broward County, found safe

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The AMBER Alert issued for missing 8-month-old Amelia Martinez in Broward County has been canceled by the FDLE, as the child has been reported to have been found safe.

The alert was canceled at around 11:02 a.m., on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, the FDLE triggered an AMBER Alert for 8-month-old Amelia Martinez, last Tuesday in Davie, Florida.

The little girl was believed to be with her 34-year-old mother, Arys Martinez.

According to the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, they may be traveling to or near the Orlando area.

That page has since been removed.

The Davie Police Department told WINK News that Amelia was last seen at Little Hands in Learning at 4961 SW 148th Ave. in Davie on Tuesday. Her grandmother dropped her off.

Her father, Jacob Howard, picked her up around 1:40 p.m., according to investigators, and is believed to have handed off the baby to someone else, possibly her mother, Arys Martinez.

Investigators added, “Both Howard and Martinez have had their parental rights terminated, and Amelia is in ChildNet’s custody.”

On its website, ChildNet stated it has been chosen by the Florida Department of Children & Families to serve as the Community Based Care lead agency in both Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Again, the baby has been found safe, and authorities did not give any information on her mother.

The Davie Police Department did say on their X account that their investigation continues.

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