Silver Alert Mom Charged With Abduction

A Roanoke Rapids woman who was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert is now behind bars, charged with abduction.

Olia Voorhees and her seven year old daughter were found safe in Silver Spring, Maryland last night.

A Silver Alert was issued for the 32-year-old woman last night. It said the woman suffered from some type of cognitive impairment.

Now we've learned Voorhees is accused of abducting her daughter. The child's maternal grandmother has legal custody of the child and reported her missing on Monday.

Montgomery County, Maryland police say they were contacted by the FBI and Roanoke Rapids police that there was a warrant for the mother's arrest. Around 10:20 p.m. they found them at a Travel Lodge in Silver Spring.

Police say the child was turned over to Child Protective Services until the grandmother can pick her up. As for Voorhees, she's in jail awaiting her return to Halifax County to face charges.


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Roanoke Rapids police say they have cancelled the Silver Alert for
Olia Voorhees.

There is no immediate word on where the woman was found or the circumstances.


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A mother from Roanoke Rapids is the focus of a Silver Alert, but authorities say her seven-year-old daughter is with her.

Police in Roanoke Rapids had the Silver Alert for 32-year-old Olia Voohrees late Monday. A Silver Alert means authorities believe she's suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

A picture of Voohrees has been released, but there is not one available of her daughter, nor was the child's name included in the state report. The seven year old child was said to be wearing a purple coat, blue jeans and purple leopard pattern tennis shoes.

Voohrees was last seen at 181 Radar Circle, which is near the airport in Roanoke Rapids. She's believed to be driving a silver 2004 Hyundai Tiburon, with NC plates AMD7454.
Police think she could be in Roanoke Rapids or headed to Rocky Mount, Okala, FL or New York City.

The number to call if you see Olia Voohrees is (252) 533-2810.


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