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« on: August 06, 2010, 10:17:07 PM »

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Amber Alert Sent For Possible Child Abduction In Clairton
Witness Sees Girl With Duct Tape On Mouth At Worthington Playground

POSTED: 5:02 pm EDT August 6, 2010
UPDATED: 6:11 pm EDT August 6, 2010


Amber Alert Sent For Possible Child Abduction In Clairton


CLAIRTON, Pa. --

Although no child abductions have been confirmed, Pennsylvania State Police have sent out an Amber Alert for a young black girl between the ages of 6 and 11 with white beads in her hair.

Clairton police said they are investigating this case as a possible child abduction.

Sky 4 flew over Worthington Playground, where a witness told officers that they saw a young girl in the back of a blue passenger van with duct tape over her mouth.

Police are pulling over vehicles in the area that match the description. They are looking for a light blue, older-model box-type van.

The driver is described as a white man in his 40s with brown hair and a long brown beard.

Here is the alert that was posted on the state police website:

The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Clairton Police Department, Allegheny County.

Clairton Police are searching for a light-skinned black female, 6-11 years of age, with hair braided with white beads, mouth was covered with duct tape. Child was seen inside of an older model box-style van, light blue, unknown registration. The vehicle was being operated by a white male in his 40ís, with brown hair and a long brown beard. The van was last seen at 1:25 PM today, heading east on Worthington Avenue, near 10th Street in the City of Clairton.

Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/24542543/detail.html  
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 10:20:29 PM »

    
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_693825.html


Police looking for van involved in possible abduction
         


By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Friday, August 6, 2010
Last updated: 6:36 pm

An Amber Alert has been issued for a girl who may have been abducted in Clairton this afternoon.

Clairton police are searching for a light-skinned black girl, between the ages of 6 and 11, with hair braided with white beads whose mouth was covered with duct tape.

Police said another child reported seeing the abducted girl. However, officers said there have been no reports of missing children in Clairton or surrounding areas.

The child told police she saw the girl inside an older model, light blue, box-style van.

The witness said the van was driven by a white man in his 40s with brown hair and a long, brown beard.

The van was last seen at 1:25 p.m. heading east on Worthington Avenue near 10th Street in Clairton.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 07:26:18 PM »

The information I found today is much like the article cartfly posted yesterday, with only the date as today, August 7th.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dailynewsmckeesport/s_693914.html
Amber Alert issued in Clairton
Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pennsylvania State Police have issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Clairton Police Department.

At presstime, Clairton police were searching for a light-skinned black female, approximately 6 to 11 years of age, with braided hair with white beads.

Police said her mouth reportedly was covered with duct tape.

The child was seen inside an older model box-style, light blue van. The vehicle was being operated by a white male in his 40s, with brown hair and a long brown beard. The van last was seen Friday at 1:25 p.m. heading east on Worthington Avenue near Tenth Street in Clairton.

Anyone with information about the abduction should contact Clairton police at 412-233-6213 or other emergency authorities by dialing 911.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 09:56:06 PM »

http://kdka.com/local/Amber.alert.Clairton.2.1847391.html
Amber Alert Issued In Clairton
August 6, 2010


Two girls reported to an adult they saw a blue van at the intersection of 10th Street and Worthington Avenue with a young girl in the back with duct tape over her mouth.
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Clairton police have a mystery on their hands.

They issued an Amber Alert after two girls reported to an adult they saw a blue van at the intersection of 10th Street and Worthington Avenue with a young girl in the back with duct tape over her mouth.

"It was two children under the age of 13 believe they witnessed a child being abducted," Clairton Police Sgt. Joe Giles said.

Clairton police and other departments rushed into action looking for the van and every home in Clairton was called.

"Everybody in Clairton was given an electronic phone call with the basic information we have, [what] we're telling you, but no one's called saying their child's missing yet," Giles said.

They're looking for a light-skinned black female between ages six and 11. Her hair was braided with white beads.

She was reported being in a light blue older model box van with a white man in his 40s. He had brown hair and a long brown beard.




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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 09:58:17 PM »

http://www.examiner.com/x-32312-Amber-Alerts-Examiner~y2010m8d9-Amber-Alerts-and-missing-children-cases-Pennsylvania-Amber-Alert-for-girl-with-mouth-ducttaped
Amber Alerts and missing children cases: Pennsylvania Amber Alert for girl with mouth duct-taped
August 9, 2010

Amber Alerts and missing children cases: Pennsylvania Amber Alert for girl with mouth duct-taped


An Amber Alert has been issued for a young girl who was seen in the backseat of a vehicle. The girl and suspect are unknown and there is a vague description of the girl. She is described as a light skinned black female between the ages of 6 and 11. Her hair was in braids with white beads. Two witnesses reported seeing the girl inside an older model box-style light blue van in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The witnesses said the girlís mouth was covered with duct tape.


The suspect was described as a white male in his 40ís with brown hair and a long brown beard. The van was spotted heading East on Worthington Avenue near 10th Street.


Clairton Police Sergeant Joe Giles said the witnesses were two children under the age of 13 who saw what they believed was an abduction. Sergeant Giles said at this point no one has reported a missing child.


If you have any information regarding this case or the identity of the little girl you are asked to call 911.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 01:09:22 PM »

The PA State Police has removed the alert and no explaination can be found. I can't find any updates to the story. 

Pennsylvania Amber Alert
No Current Activation
http://www.amber.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/amber_alert/5045
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 09:16:04 PM »

The PA State Police has removed the alert and no explaination can be found. I can't find any updates to the story. 

Pennsylvania Amber Alert
No Current Activation
http://www.amber.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/amber_alert/5045

Thank you for the update, Nut.  Last time I had checked, the PA State Police still had the alert.  I couldn't find any updates to the story either, only another posting of the same information (nothing new/no updates)  on 8/17/10 on Modern Mom:
http://www.modernmom.com/hottopic/2010/aug/17/amber-alert-in-clairton-pa-police-looking-for-abdu/   
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 06:49:33 PM »

Amber Alert Canceled for Pennsylvania
Aug 18th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Other Amber Alert News
This Alert Has Been Canceled
http://usradionews.net/2010/08/18/amber-alert-canceled-for-pennsylvania-2/
Drives me nuts when there is no explaination.....
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 11:38:47 PM »

Amber Alert Canceled for Pennsylvania
Aug 18th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Other Amber Alert News
This Alert Has Been Canceled
http://usradionews.net/2010/08/18/amber-alert-canceled-for-pennsylvania-2/
Drives me nuts when there is no explaination.....

I know exactly what you mean Nut.  I can mark it "cancelled" in the subject line, but I guess just let it float on or move it to?
But most of all, what happened? 
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