AMBER Alert canceled for 5-year-old girl from Dunnellon

Posted at 3:53 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 02:14:26-04

UPDATE (6:40 p.m.) | An AMBER Alert issued for a missing 5-year-old girl in Dunnellon has been canceled after she was found safe in Missouri. 

5-year old Alexandria Green was found safe at the Harbor Inn and Suites in Hermann, Missouri, according to Marion County Sheriff's Office officials. 

They said she was found with her father, Alan Green and her mother, Mechealine Mazakis.

Alan was arrested on scene for a Marion County warrant for Interference with Child Custody. No charges are currently being filed against Mechealine.

"They weren't supposed to have any unsupervised visits over 1 to 2 hours and it had been four days," said Sgt. Jerry Bevan with the Marion County Sheriff's Office. 

Alexandria’s grandparents have been notified and Alexandria is currently in the custody of Missouri authorities. 

The girl's grandparents, who have legal custody, grew concerned Saturday when Green did not bring his daughter home.  

A judge issued an order on Monday for DCF to pick up the child.  With still no sign of the trio, law enforcement issued an AMBER Alert Tuesday afternoon. 

"Today was, would have been the earliest we could have issued it and there's a lot of factors before we can issue an AMBER Alert," said Sgt. Bevan.  "One of the main factors is the danger to the child."

Marion County investigators tell ABC Action News, Green's history of mental illness and the "erratic and absent" behavior of both parents are reasons why they were only allowed minimal contact with their 5-year-old daughter. 

Officials said, authorities will bring Alexandria back to Florida, where she will be placed into the Florida Department of Children and Families’ custody, per the judge’s pick-up order. 

Watch the full press conference below:




ORIGINAL STORY | An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old girl in Dunnellon.

5-year-old Alexandria Green was last seen seen Saturday, April 29 at her grandparent's house, in the 10,000 block of SW 186th Ave. in Dunnellon, wearing dark colored shorts (possibly black or blue in color), an orange t-shirt reading "Mac and Cheese" and flip flops, according to Marion County Sheriff's Office officials.

Alexandria is 3'11," weighs 70 lbs, and has hazel eyes.

Officials said she may be in the company of  her biological father Alan Green, 55, who has balding brown hair, blue eyes and a tattoo on his left bicep and on the left side of his chest.

Alexandria's grandparents who are assigned custody, said Alan was having a court-allowed unsupervised visit Saturday morning that was only supposed to last 1-2 hours, but haven't seen or heard from either of them since.

Officials believe Alexandria and Alan may also be in the company of a 47-year-old Mechealine Mazakis who is Alexandria's biological mother and went missing from her home in the Silver Springs Shores area Saturday night. Mazakis is described as being 5'9" tall.

Due to Alan Green's history of mental illness and the erratic and absent behavior of both parents, an AMBER alert was issued.

officials said they may be traveling in a 2014 blue Scion XB with Florida license plate number AMLC10.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Alexandria you are encouraged to please contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 352-732-9111 or 911.