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Child found safe after Sunday morning Amber Alert; mother booked into jail

Child found safe after Sunday morning Amber Alert; mother booked into jail

(Courtesy South Salt Lake Police Department)

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — The Utah Division of Emergency Management canceled an Amber Alert issued Sunday morning when an abducted 4-year-old girl was found unharmed.

The girl's mother, who police say does not have custody of her, is now facing a felony kidnapping charge.

Arilyn Crow was abducted from her South Salt Lake home early Sunday morning; Salt Lake police located her mother, Courtney Crow, driving a silver 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and returned Arilyn to safety. The Amber Alert was canceled just after 6 a.m.

Courtney Crow, 25, was taken in for questioning and booked into jail later Sunday morning, according to South Salt Lake Police Sgt. Matthew Oehler.

According to a probable cause statement, Courtney Crow admitted to crossing state lines and driving to Wendover with the intent to raise the child, before coming back to Salt Lake.

"If released from jail (Courtney Crow) may attempt to take the child again," the statement reads.

Courtney Crow was booked into jail on one count of child kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

Contributing: Jen Riess,

UPDATE: ******Arilyn has been located unharmed******Thanks for sharing and helping us. Please share and help us find 4 year old, Arilyn CROW.

Posted by South Salt Lake Police Department on Sunday, April 19, 2020


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