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Claim: A 3-year-old girl named Andrea Montoya is missing from a hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: On 7 December 2006, the Gatlinburg Police Department issued a Tennessee Statewide Amber Alert for Andrea Montoya, a
Several hours later, however, the Gatlinburg Police Department cancelled the Amber Alert after learning that Andrea was in the custody of her father:
The TN Statewide AMBER Alert issued by the Gatlinburg Police Department has been canceled. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Central time, the TBI and the Gatlinburg Police Department were able to establish that Andrea Montoya is in the custody of her father who picked her up at the motel this afternoon without permission. The mother has communicated with the child, and has indicated that she does not believe the child to be in any physical danger. For further information please contact the Gatlinburg Police Department at 865-436-5181.Last updated: 13 December 2006
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