Amber Alert canceled for missing 14-year-old girl in Van Zandt County

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Friday, May 15, 2020
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An Amber Alert from east Texas has been canceled after the 14-year-old girl believed to have been abducted was found safe hundreds of miles away.

Willow Sirmans was found in the Louisville, Kentucky, area, according to KLTV in Tyler.

Sirmans was reported missing earlier this week, according to the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office at the time.

Officials said they believed she was abducted by 21-year-old Austin Walker. Walker was taken into custody and faces kidnapping charges, the sheriff's office said.

Another person of interest was taken into custody related to the case. Courtney Odum was also detained on kidnapping charges.