Amber Alert cancelled: Winston-Salem 17-year-old boy found safe

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Monday, May 2, 2022
Amber Alert issued for 17-year-old boy in Winston-Salem
An Amber Alert is underway for 17-year-old Jair Junior Gasga-Espinoza.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 17-year-old boy in Winston-Salem has been found safe following the activation of an Amber Alert.

Jair Junior Gasga-Espinoza was reportedly abducted from near a CVS in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem Police Department has not released any specifics about what happened.

However, the department did say shortly after 8 a.m. that Gasga-Espinoza had been found safe.

Amber Alerts were established after third grader Amber Hagerman was kidnapped and killed in 1996 in Arlington, Texas.

In North Carolina, Amber Alerts can only apply if the missing child is 17 or younger and is believed to have been abducted by a non-family member (unless the family member in question is believed to be dangerous to the child).