UPDATE: Missing North Carolina 4-year-old at center of Amber Alert found safe in Tennessee

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UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: (WGHP) – A missing 4-year-old North Carolina girl has been found safe in the Nashville area, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Earlier on Wednesday, an Amber Alert was issued for Aubrey Leanne McFarland.

The child was found during a traffic stop in the city of Belle Meade, just outside Nashville.

The child’s father is being taken in for booking in Nashville, according to CBS 17 sister station WKRN.

Charges are unclear at this point. 


UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: WFXR News has learned from Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry that deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was able to catch up to the vehicle that was thought to be associated with the Amber Alert in North Carolina and were able to confirm that the vehicle was not the vehicle in question.

The AMBER Alert continues in North Carolina for a missing four-year-old girl last seen in Brunswick County, North Carolina.


UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: WFXR News has learned that a report of the vehicle, possibly relating to this AMBER Alert may have been spotted in Henry County.

Dispatch in Henry County tells WFXR News that they believe the vehicle, a burgundy 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, may be traveling up Route 220 toward the Roanoke area.


WINNABOW, N.C. (WNCN)– An AMBER Alert was issued for a missing 4-year-old-girl who was last seen in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

According to a news release, Aubrey Leanne McFarland is a 4-year-old girl with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black leggings, black zip-up boots and a pink fleece jacket.

Aubrey Leanne McFarland

Authorities believe Aubrey is with Elijah Muhammad McFarland. McFarland is described as a 37-year-old man, 5 feet 8 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Elijah Muhammad McFarland

Authorities said McFarland may have been driving on US-17 North in a burgundy 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser with NC license tag number TCY-9075.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said McFarland told family members that he was going to California with his daughter, Aubrey.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, authorities ask that you call the Brunswick County Sheriff Office immediately at (910) 253-2730, or call 911 or *HP.

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