An Alaska Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Sophia Sakar after she was allegedly abducted from Anchorage, state and local officials say. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately. (more)
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The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday when Sophia was taken from the area of East Bluff Drive and Richardson Vista Road in the Government Hill neighborhood of Anchorage. She was allegedly taken from a foster home by her father..
The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Damon Ward, who is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He also has a very short hair goatee, according to the amber alert.
Ward is believed to have taken the child in a tan 2004 Honda Civic with Alaska license plate number JDJ905. The Anchorage Police Department added that Ward is also wanted on a felony warrant for Escape.
Sophia is described as a 3-year-old Alaska Native female with black hair and black eyes, standing 3 feet tall and weighing about 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black coat, purple shirt, blue pants with a pink animal print, and pink boots.
Anyone who sees Sophia, Ward, or the suspect vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately, or call either 907-451-5100 or 866-252-6237 if you have any other information that could help investigators in their search.
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Published on November 02, 2017 - 4:00am EDT