DETROIT (WWJ) – A missing 7-year-old girl and her mom have been found safe in Florida according to police.
An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for 30-year-old Amanda Hayward and her daughter, Sapphire Palmer, who left their home in Hamburg Township, south of Brighton, at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday and were last seen that night with 64-year old Douglas Steven Stanko, an acquaintance, who is registered as a sex offender in Michigan.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
Police say Hayward and her daughter appeared in good physical health. Sapphire has been taken into protective custody by Florida child protective services per court order.
Stanko had left the area prior to arrival of law enforcement officials.READ MORE: Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Michigan
The Amber Alert was cancelled but an investigation continues.
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