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3-year-old girl abducted in Apopka found safe, suspects arrested: FHP

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 12:45:45-05

APOPKA, Fla. — An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-year-old girl who authorities say was abducted in Apopka on Monday morning.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Madeline Mejia, 3, was safely located after she was last seen in the 600 block of East Orange Street around 6 a.m.

Police said in a press conference that Madeline's father left her outside near his vehicle while he went inside to get his keys. He told police he heard her scream and saw her being put in a black two-door sedan with Texas plates.

The father followed the vehicle before losing sight of it on the interstate. He returned home because he didn't have his phone on him and called police.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers found the sedan in Tallahassee. They said on Twitter that the suspects were arrested. No other information has been provided at this time.