Amber Alert discontinued for 6-year-old believed to have been abducted in north Texas

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Saturday, December 12, 2020
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HELP FIND HER: Kobie Shay Holiman has brown hair, brown eyes and is believed to be in danger.

BELLS, Texas (KTRK) -- An Amber Alert has been canceled for a child in north Texas that was believed to be in grave or immediate danger.

KXII-TV reports that Holiman had been found safe and was with guardians.

No other details were released about her safe return.

The video above is from previous reporting.

Police in Bells, Texas had been looking for Holiman and two adults over the weekend. It wasn't clear is the adults were taken into custody.

Bells, Texas, is approximately 65 miles north of Dallas.

Certain criteria need to be met in order for law enforcement to issue an Amber Alert for a missing child age 17 or younger.

First, there needs to be a reasonable belief by law enforcement that an abduction occurred.

Additionally, the law enforcement agency believes that the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.

Another criteria is that there is enough descriptive information about the victim and the abduction that would assist in the recovery of the child, such as a vehicle description or license plate number.

As part of the Amber Alert, the child's name and other critical date elements, including the child abduction flag, are entered into the National Crime Information Center.

The Amber Alert system, used in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, was created in 1996. It stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas, and later murdered.