Missing NC 3-year-old girl found, AMBER Alert canceled


LAURINBURG, N.C. (WNCN) — The 3-year-old girl who vanished from outside her home on Wednesday afternoon and was the subject of an AMBER Alert has been found safe, according to Laurinburg police.

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Photo from Sheriff Ralph Kersey

Authorities said 3-year-old Allyson Oxendine was last seen in the area of 10041 Hunt Road, in Laurel Hill. Authorities said she was last seen wearing pink sweatpants, a maroon shirt, and Croc slip-on shoes. She was also said to be in possession of two white dogs.

The sheriff’s office said Allyson turned 3 years old on Wednesday, the day she was reported missing.

Search and Rescue personnel along with members of another agency assisted in the search.

Photo of Allyson from missingkids.org

Laurinburg police said Thursday that Allyson, along with her two dogs, had been located and were safe.

Police did not say where they were found or if they think someone abducted the girl or if she just walked away from home.

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said they would not be releasing any information on the case at this time.

“The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office extends its sincerest gratitude to the citizens and members of multiple communities who assisted and shared the information,” they wrote on Facebook.


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