1-year-old girl found safe after Virginia AMBER Alert issued

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A 1-year-old girl was located Friday morning in Lanham after she was abducted by her parents in Virginia, officials said.

The child, Alexis Carwile, is healthy. Her parents -- 41-year-old Eric Black and 35-year-old Jennifer Carwile -- have both been apprehended.

A Campbell County, Va. court ruling on Thursday ordered that Alexis go to social services. But before the girl could be taken to social services, her parents got her from a family member in Halifax County and drove off in a Nissan station wagon, said Chad Loftis, deputy coordinator of Halifax County Emergency Services.

Virginia State Police issued an AMBER Alert with descriptions of Alexis and her parents. The alert stated that the family might have been heading to the D.C. area.

About 4:30 a.m. Friday, Black was located in the Nissan on Interstate 95 south of Richmond and apprehended, Loftis said.

About 6:30 a.m. Friday, Alexis and her mother were found in Prince George's County, and the mother was taken into custody.

Alexis was taken to social services.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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