UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled for missing toddler from Beaufort County

Stephanie Spencer and Rhy'Lea Tyler
Stephanie Spencer and Rhy'Lea Tyler(n/a)
Published: Jul. 8, 2023 at 9:06 AM EDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - According to Major Jeremy Hewitt with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Rhy’Lea Dior Tyler was found safe.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office was searching for the missing 3-year-old girl.

Investigators with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say they believed she was taken by her alleged abductor to New York.

An Amber Alert was issued Friday night at 11:10 p.m.

Tyler is described as a Black girl, about two feet tall, weighing about 30 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Tyler is described as having chubby cheeks, with the possibility of a mosquito bite on her left cheek.

Tyler was believed to be with 54-year-old Stephanie Lee Spencer. Spencer is described as a Black female, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 230 pounds. She has brown eyes and a mix of red, brown, and black hair. She is said to walk with a limp and her left pinky is always bent.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 252-946-0101. You can also call Highway Patrol or 911.