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    NC - Matthew Wood, 7, Sparta, 22 Sept 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: Amber Alert Issued For 7 Year Old

    A seven year old boy from Western North Carolina was abducted and is now the subject of a statewide Amber Alert.

    Matthew Wood was last seen Monday morning wearing a striped sweatshirt and blue jeans. The child is approximately 4 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 55 pounds, has light brown hair and brown eyes.

    The child is believed to be with Teresa Wood. She is 37-years-old, 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. The woman was last seen wearing dark blue jogging pants with the word "fencing" printed down the side. She is also wearing a dark gray pullover wind breaker.

    The two were last seen Monday morning in Sparta, that's in Alleghany County. Authorities say the two were traveling on foot.

    Authorities are not saying what, if any relationship there is between the woman and the child.

    More: http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/29623049.html

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    Aug 2003
    Atlanta GA
    I wish they would add more detail when an Amber Alert is issued like this for a child who is missing with a parent. Surely they know more info, like where she is from or has friends or family, since she is obviously known to them.

    Protecting this family's privacy seems a distant second to me at the moment if Matthew is in danger.

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    I agree, angelmom. Especially important would be WHY the child is considered to be in danger, because a lot of people dismiss parental abductions as not serious. The largest amount of info that can be released without risking the investigation should be done.

    Praying for Matthew.

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    Feb 2005
    North Carolina
    I saw this this morning, it has been on myspace. I hope that he is safe.

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    He has been located safe! This needs to be moved to located.

    The mother may still be charged.

    Missing 7-Year-Old, Mom Found Safe In Woods


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    SewingDeb is offline "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."
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    Here's an article from the 23rd:

    Suspect's Brother Worried Woman Could Harm Self, Child

    SPARTA, N.C. -- The brother of a woman who North Carolina authorities are calling a suspect in her son's disappearance said he thinks his sister could harm the 7-year-old boy.


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    Thank God he is safe. I wonder how long they had been hiding in the woods.

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