UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE
Nine-year-old Charlotte Sena was found alive Monday evening and a suspect in her abduction was arrested, according to State Police.
Multiple law enforcement sources said the suspect, 46-year-old Craig Ross Jr., allegedly left a note at Charlotte’s parents’ house — possibly demanding some type of ransom in connection with her disappearance….
New York State Police are searching for a 9-year-old girl who they said was abducted Saturday night while camping with her family.
Charlotte Sena was last seen at Moreau Lake State Park in Saratoga County, about 50 miles north of Albany, around 6:15 p.m., wearing an orange tie-dye Pokemon shirt, dark blue pants, black Crocs and a grey bike helmet. She is 5’1″ tall, 90 pounds and has blonde hair, according to information provided by police.
New York State Police activated an Amber Alert in the case Sunday morning shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time, noting that it was “for a child abduction” that occurred around 6:45 p.m. the night before.
“The child was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death,” the Amber Alert states.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Mazzone told reporters Sunday that police determined it was “quite possible” Charlotte been abducted following their “exhaustive search” of the park.
“We just want her returned safely like any parent would. No tip is too small, please call if you know anything at all,” the Sena family said in a statement provided to NBC News.