AURORA, Colo. — An AMBER Alert was deactivated for a 13-year-old Aurora girl after she was found safe in Utah Wednesday evening, and a suspect has been taken into custody, according to the Aurora Police Department (APD).
The teen had been seen last on foot at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Aurora. APD and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued a Missing Endangered Alert earlier Wednesday due to her age and the circumstances of her disappearance. That was upgraded to an AMBER Alert shortly before she was found.
Investigators believed she was abducted or enticed from her residence, according to APD.
The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Navarro Cathey, was taken into custody, and APD said charges against him are pending.
APD said investigators discovered conversations between Cathey and the girl when searching phones and computers, including subject matter that made her want to leave home. Cathey is not believed to be known by the girl's family, according to APD.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100.
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