Alaska Amber Alert: Sophia Sakar abducted from Anchorage

PUBLISHED Thu, November 02, 2017 - 4:00am EDT

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)

-- HOW TO HELP: Use the share buttons below to share this amber alert on Facebook and Twitter --

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.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.

  Anchorage, AK     





Happening Now

Big loser in government shutdown would be military: Trump

U.S. government shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to act

Rock legend Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

READ: Las Vegas police release report on October massacre

WATCH LIVE: Police provide update on Las Vegas massacre


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.


Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!


WATCH LIVE: Police provide update on Las Vegas massacre

Strong earthquake hits the Gulf of California, no tsunami alert

North Dakota Blue Alert: Ulises Villalobos wanted in Bismarck

13 siblings held captive at California home, parents arrested

Shooting at Providence Place Mall in Rhode Island, at least 1 victim


U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Rock star Johnny Hallyday, the ‘French Elvis,’ dead at 74

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move embassy

2 arrested over terror plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May

ABC News journalist Brian Ross suspended over Flynn error