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Amber Alert canceled: Ohio 5-year-old found safe; suspect in custody

Teen found after Amber Alert
Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 16:15:34-05

STARK COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert after locating an Ohio girl who authorities believe was abducted by a 36-year-old acquaintance of the family.

Ana Grace Burke, 5, was found safe in Illinois Friday. The Jackson Township Police Department said Jonathan Lee Stinnett, 36, has been arrested and is in custody.

Police told WCPO partner station WEWS in Cleveland that Stinnett was a family acquaintance who had permission to be with Ana Grace but not for this long. Police believed they were together, and they didn't have reason to believe he would harm her, but since she was still missing she was listed as endangered.

Jackson Township police originally put out an Endangered Missing Child Alert Friday morning. An Amber Alert was issued Friday at about 2:15 p.m.

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