Officials agree use of Amber Alert in June justified

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SALT LAKE CITY -- There may not have ever been anyone even missing, but law enforcers say an Amber Alert issued in June was justified.

On June 17, a woman reported seeing a car pull up to a little girl in West Valley and someone forcing her into the car.

An Amber Alert was issued but was later canceled when it became unclear whether anyone was actually abducted.

Wednesday, during a review of the incident, local police agencies and the Utah Attorney General's Office agreed that the Unified Police Department made the right call because the criteria for an Amber Alert had been met.

Paul Murphy, the attorney general's Amber Alert coordinator, tells the Deseret News that of the 31 alerts in Utah since 2002, this was only the second time a victim was never identified.

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