FOUND SAFE: Missing Alabama teen found safe; Cops seek warrant for suspect’s arrest

An Alabama girl last seen getting into a Mercedes SUV Tuesday morning has been found safe, the Pelham Police Department said, and detectives are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a 24-year-old suspect for interference with custody.

Amberley Flores, 13, “willingly got into” the Mercedes near Green Park South Mobile Homes in Pelham, police said.

The teen was apparently found in the Huntsville area and was checked out at a north Alabama hospital, police said, “and she is doing okay.”

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Rodrigo Ortega is the suspect in the girl’s disappearance, they said, and “he will be brought back to face charges as soon as possible.”

Amberly Flores Found Safe

WATCH: Police Chief Pat Cheatwood announces Amberly Flores has been found and is safe. There is still much we don't know right now. Once we have talked with her, we will release additional details, if warranted. Thank you to everyone who shared our information! #PelhamPD

Posted by Pelham, Alabama Police Department on Thursday, January 23, 2020


Police also said they plan to meet with Amberley after she is reunited with her family.

Late Wednesday, the department posted photographs of a dark-colored Mercedes SUV saying that they say Amberly “willingly got into.” Detectives are hoping to pry the license number off surveillance footage.



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[Featured image: Amberley Flores/Pelham Police Department]