UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled

Authorities say the Amber Alert for Caitlin Hoard was cancelled at 2 a..m. Monday.

The baby was found safe; however, the suspected kidnapper has escaped, according to Wral.com.

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The Conover Police Department is searching for a missing child: Catalin Hoard.

Catalin Hoard is a 2-month-old White female, approximately 16 inches long, weighing 10 pounds. She has black hair, and brown eyes. Catalin was last seen wearing a White cradle cap with brown spots, a pink one piece garment with pictures of apples on it, pink pants, white socks.

Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Raul Ortega. Raul Ortega is described as approximately 34 years old, Hispanic, male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Abductor Raul Ortega was last seen wearing dark blue duke sweat shirt, black wind pants

Last seen at the address of 111-92 Herman Sip Road, and direction of travel is unknown. The vehicle is a Blue 1980 Toyota Truck with NC license tag number XYN9148. Vehicle has silver steps with large tires

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Conover Police Department immediately at (828) 464-3112, or call 911 or *HP.

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  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    Great description of the perpetrator, the vehicle, where he was last seen, and the baby. Wonder where this took place, if it was 'family' related, and why he may have abandoned the baby? Where was the baby found? You know me; always a question about details.
  • by Thankful Location: Washington on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    Thank you Lord!
  • by betty Location: cortland on Nov 23, 2009 at 05:09 AM
    Thank God they found her & safe.

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