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    UT - Aliyah Crowder, 10, West Valley, 9 March 2012

    BREAKING NEWS: AMBER ALERT: CHILD ABDUCTED IN WEST VALLEY CITY

    Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 10-year-old girl who was abducted from Sliver Hills Elementary School this afternoon.
    Police are looking for a dark colored (BLUE) Chevy Malibu or Impala. More information to come.

    http://www.ksl.com/

    The alert comes across TV about every 15 minutes, but hasn't hit my phone yet or NCMEC.
    I am gathering all this from different channels and the alert, as it's breaking news.

    Aliyah Kay Crowder - 10 year old girl -
    Aliyah is 4 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 70 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

    Aliyah was wearing a dark blue shirt, knee-length jeans, and Converser tennis shoes —
    one with black laces and the other with white laces. A coat with fur on it.


    Her ears are pierced and one ear has a HOOP and the other has a skull post earring.

    They have a name of a suspect. Athena Venus Barker. 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.
    She also has brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a brown leather jacket. Possibly armed, or with someone armed.

    Police have not confirmed her relationship to Aliyah, if there is one.

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=1952...cid=featured-1
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    From the school. That is awful. I wonder if it was a family abduction.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Just got the text Amber Alert on my phone. Not on NCMEC yet.

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    Police also released a description of Aliyah Crowder’s stepfather, Sanford Grayson, who police say has blue eyes and brown hair and is known to carry a handgun.

    http://kcpw.org/blog/announcements/2...-alert-issued/

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    \here's an interesting story on the step-father

    http://www.wday.com/event/article/id...blisher_ID/30/

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    I KNEW this sounded familiar! I knew it! She went missing a year ago too.

    What are the odds there are TWO Aliyah Kay Crowder's this age... and size... description... and this one was also an adult male and her mother.

    Aliyah Kay Crowder - Missing February 21, 2011 (I didn't find a thread for her here.)

    http://amberapartmentalerts.blogspot...h-crowder.html

    It was at least 5 months ago that she was found... possibly much longer than that.

    Here is a picture of that Aliyah Crowder. I bet you money it's the same one and Athena Barker is the mother.

    http://www.findthekids.com/photos/11oct.pdf

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    Awwwww. That poor baby. TWICE? That is horrible. What a thing to do to a poor little girl at school. She must be so anxious all of the time having to worry about being abducted by family members.
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    They just added her picture to this article:

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=1952...cid=featured-1

    And that article up there is from when she was found last time, missing from February to October:

    http://www.wday.com/event/article/id...blisher_ID/30/

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    NCMEC:

    http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/ser...e&amberId=9869

    FYI - Everywhere says that her birthday is 9/7/2001 so I am taking her age from that.
    They also may have a MALE child with them.

    Press conference from West Valley Police...
    They don't know a whole lot about them...
    They don't know where they might go... how about Montana?
    Need some help guys?

    School district dude:
    Mom walked directly into the school cafeteria, saw her daughter in the hallway... grabbed her daughter and forcibly moved her to the front entrance.
    Someone asked if she had checked her out, the secretary said no she had not. The mother handed them an envelope and walked around them and left.
    They did everything they could short of attacking her to stop her.

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    I've read the links and I am still confused. Athena and Sanford are her parents but neither one is a custodial parent? They abducted her once but police didn't file charges since they didn't know how they got her? Now she is missing again?

    I keep reading it and I can't make sense of it.

    Help!
    Just my opinion.

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    This appears not to be the first time this has happened. Last time these suspects took a child they had her for 8 months. She was just found by LE last October after being secreted away.

    "The girl had been staying with her mother, Athena Venus Barker, who is also known as Athena Crowder, and Sanford Grayson Barker, neither of whom had custody of the child, Sundeen said.


    Fenstermaker believes the girl had been in Killdeer since she was reported missing and was not attending school.


    “I don’t think they let her out very much,” Fenstermaker said. “That’s why it took us so long to find out where she was at.”

    more at link:

    http://www.wdaz.com/event/article/id/10761/

    eta: she was reunited with her Father last time she went missing . . . I would assume he has custody of this child.

    Picture of Grayson:

    http://www.wdaz.com/event/image/id/4...yson%20Barker/
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Stone Unturned View Post
    I've read the links and I am still confused. Athena and Sanford are her parents but neither one is a custodial parent? They abducted her once but police didn't file charges since they didn't know how they got her? Now she is missing again?

    I keep reading it and I can't make sense of it.

    Help!
    No her mother and stepfather... and no they don't have custody.

    This article was right after they found her, so they didn't know about charges yet.
    The charges would have been out of Utah and not up to them.

    http://www.wdaz.com/event/article/id/10761/

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Stone Unturned View Post
    I've read the links and I am still confused. Athena and Sanford are her parents but neither one is a custodial parent? They abducted her once but police didn't file charges since they didn't know how they got her? Now she is missing again?

    I keep reading it and I can't make sense of it.

    Help!
    I'm having a hard time figuring this one out too!!

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    Another article:

    http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/53...brown.html.csp

    Amber Alert issued:

    "Barker then handed over some purported legal documents, "which turned out to be nothing," Horsley said.

    Horsley said Barker had a "strangle hold on the girl," as she proceeded to the parking lot.

    The girl did not struggle, Horsley said, but "seemed quite shocked at the situation."

    "The suspect is 38-year-old Venus Barker, who is the girl’s biological mother — but who does not have legal custody of the girl, according to police. . . . Venus Barker’s boyfriend may be with her.

    He is 34-year-old Sanford Grayson Barker — who is known to carry a handgun, according to police. "
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    From the sltrib link posted, in a strangle-hold? Yikes. Obviously this mother was not expecting Aliyah to come willingly with her and/or was intent on ensuring a quick getaway. Sounds like she used the element of surprise.

    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    They just added her picture to this article:

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=1952...cid=featured-1

    And that article up there is from when she was found last time, missing from February to October:

    http://www.wday.com/event/article/id...blisher_ID/30/
    She looks so happy in that photo! Presumably taken recently while she's been living with her father...

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