The Raleigh Police Department spent Tuesday morning searching for Maih Shecaniah Aal-Anubiam, but said just after 2 p.m. that she'd been located and is okay.
Investigators said Aal-Anubia was last seen at her 1608 Bennett Street home around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
"Due to some of the circumstances related to her disappearance, an Amber Alert was deemed advisable," said Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue in a statement.
Sughrue said he was not able to release more information, but a 911 call released Tuesday afternoon shed more light on what happened.
In the call, a woman reported her daughter missing.
"My daughter left and has been gone for about two to three hours. This is not the first time she has been gone," said the caller.
"He just received a text, saying 'Daddy, he's gonna. Help me. He's gonna kill me,'" the woman continued.
According to the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety website, an Amber Alert can only be issued if the following criteria are met:
The child is:
- 17 years old or younger
- believed to have been abducted,
- not taken by a parent (unless the child is in danger)
- not believed to be a runaway or voluntarily missing and the abduction has been reported to and investigated by a law enforcement agency.
Sughrue said Aal-Anubia was located in the 2500 block of Milburnie Road at approximately 1:30 p.m. She was unharmed.
He said no foul play is known to have occurred. The investigation continues.