HAMMOND, Ind. – An Indiana State Trooper found a missing 14-year-old girl Wednesday, who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Iowa.
At about 9:30 p.m., dispatchers at the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center received information on an Amber Alert that had occurred in Iowa. A follow-up call was then made to the dispatch center by the Iowa State Patrol, where they informed the dispatcher that they had information that the subject of the Amber Alert may be in the area of the Indiana Welcome Center located off I-80 at Kennedy Avenue. A trooper was notified by dispatch that he was very close to the last known location of the individuals that Iowa was looking for. After being told the vehicle description, he was able to locate that vehicle leaving a hotel and initiated a traffic stop on it.
Positive identification was made on both individuals that had been listed in the Amber Alert. The driver,a 36-year-old woman from Des Moines, IA, was taken into custody without incident.
The juvenile was located safe in the vehicle.
The woman was transported to the Lake County Jail where she is being held for the Des Moines Police Department, and extradition back to Iowa.
The juvenile was placed into the custody of Child Protective Services until she can be reunited with her custodial guardian.