Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old girl believed to have been abducted
A 12-year-old girl from Hudson Falls went missing, and authorities have reason to believe that her life may be in danger.
She was last seen wearing a pair of faded red jeans with a white tank top as she got into the red Ford Mustang vehicle.
Her last known location was at the Staten Island Ferry on Thursday afternoon, carrying her light-colored backpack.
The vehicle has since been found but Johnson is still missing, and a case of child abduction is being investigated. The alert video can be seen below.
Authorities believe she may still be in the New York area. They have also detained two suspects connected to the case.
AMBER Alert: Malaya M Johnson, F/B/12 from Hudson Falls, NY, in a newer red 2-door Ford Mustang with unknown license plate. May be en-route to NYC. Please contact 911 if seen. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/bVzN4CafyY. #alert pic.twitter.com/yuNTMK0iRv— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) September 27, 2018
Police are asking members of the community to be on the lookout and contact 911 or the Washington County Sheriff's Office on 866-NYS-AMBER if they have any information.
Over in Florida, investigation officers also issued an AMBER alert for 7-year-old Brian Mejias and 6-year-old Gabriela Mejias.
Brian was wearing a red shirt and jean shorts at the time of their disappearance, and Gabriela was wearing a pink dress.
AMBER ALERT! 2 children from Live Oaks in Suwannee County FLORIDA— Vinnie Politan (@VinniePolitan) September 28, 2018
Brian, 7, and Gabriela Mejias, 6, Black Toyota Camry with Texas plates.
.Travelling West towards Texas or West towards Madison, Florida. contact the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office at 386-362-2222 PLEASE SHARE pic.twitter.com/n8mrfmabFh
The vehicle may be traveling in a convoy consisting of a beige Chevy Tahoe or Suburban, and a grey Chevy Tahoe or Suburban.
The Camry has dark tinted windows, they grey vehicle has light tinted windows, and the beige vehicle has no tint.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!— FDLE (@fdlepio) September 28, 2018
A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Brian and Gabriela Mejias out of Live Oak, FL. Please see attached flyer for pics and more info. If you have information, please contact the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office at 911 or 386-362-2222. #FLAMBER pic.twitter.com/a1k2KaiLMO
If you spot the two missing children or the three vehicles, please contact the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office on 386-362-2222.
There is still hope for Johnson and the Mejias siblings, unlike 6-year-old Maddox Ritch, whose body was found North Carolina yesterday.
Ritch had autism and went missing over the weekend at Gastonia Park. The full account can be read here.