Missing Lame Deer girl found safe

2014-08-28T08:00:00Z 2014-09-02T09:58:07Z Missing Lame Deer girl found safeThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 28, 2014 8:00 am  • 

HELENA — A 14-year-old Lame Deer girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Wednesday, has been recovered and is safe.

Northern Cheyenne law enforcement asked the state Department of Justice to cancel the alert at 3 a.m. Thursday.

Officials were searching for Mariah Eileen Akeen, believing she had been kidnapped.

State officials said Akeen was in the passenger seat of a pickup truck without license plates that was stopped at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were arresting the driver when another passenger, 19-year-old Zachary Whiteman, jumped into the driver's seat and left with Akeen still inside.

Tribal law enforcement didn't release any information about where Akeen was found.

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