GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN/WBTV) – Ahlora Shanti-Sample Lindiment, the 3-year-old girl at the center of an Amber Alert in Greensboro, was found alive Thursday.
The suspect in the case has been identified by police as 22-year-old N’denezsia Monique Lancaster of Greensboro. Lancaster faces first-degree kidnapping charges in Ahlora’s abduction.
Ahlora was reported missing shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday night, Greensboro Police confirmed the child had been found safe and reunited with family. The Amber Alert was officially cancelled around 10 p.m.
Police said in a news conference that a woman called and said she was at Words of Faith Christian Center when she found a small child that she believed to be Ahlora. Officers responded and took the child to a local hospital.
Family members identified the child as Ahlora and she was reunited with her family.
Earlier Thursday evening, authorities had released new photos of the woman suspected in the toddler’s abduction.
Police say the woman suspected of the abduction is still at-large and is not in custody. Police are hoping to find her and figure out a motive. They also said they don’t want a similar situation to happen.
Police said Ahlora was playing at a playground near an apartment complex and the suspect, later identified as Lancaster, was around that playground and interacted with multiple adults and children.
“[The suspect] interacted with some adults, she interacted with multiple children in what was defined as a suspicious way,” Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
Lancaster is described as being in 5′6″ and 135 pounds with a short ponytail. She’s believed to be in her 20s.
Police are also now asking for information from anyone who was in the 2400 block of Phillips Avenue between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greensboro Police Department at 336-574-4035 or 911.