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Amber Alert canceled in Illinois: 9-year-old girl is safe, woman in custody

The suspect alleged to have abducted the girl surrenders to authorities
Credit: Wayne County, Illinois
Authorities are no longer looking for a teal 2012 Ford Focus with Indiana license 2 9 0 R V I

WAYNE COUNTY, Illinois — An Amber Alert that originated from the Illinois State Police after a 9-year-old girl was abducted in Keenes, Illinois, has been canceled.

The girl was returned safely at 10:35 p.m. Friday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The woman suspected of abducting her, Teresa A. Hill, 59, is in custody, the county sheriff's office reported.

The state police had activated the alert at the request of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 8:51 p.m. Friday.

The Wayne County sheriff confirmed a child abduction at 313 Washington St. in Keenes.

The subject of the search was a 9-year-old white girl, 4 feet tall, 90 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was described as wearing a blue nightgown and pink shoes. She was last seen by her father at about 6:45 p.m. Friday at their residence. 

The girl allegedly was taken from the residence by Hill. Hill was driving a teal 2012 Ford Focus with Indiana license 2 9 0 R V I. 

Credit: Wayne County Sheriff's Office
Teresa Hill, 59, is a suspect in a child abduction in Wayne County, Illinois