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Amber Alert for missing Texas 2-year-old discontinued, child and grandmother found safe

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Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

According to WFAA in Dallas, the Amber Alert for the missing Texas 2-year-old Amia Blanton has been discontinued. 

Police tell WFAA that Blanton was sound in good health and that Gant, who is the girl's paternal grandmother, is no longer considered missing. 

The Amber Alert was issued early on Friday, February 9 for Blanton and her grandmother who were reported missing earlier that day. The Mesquite Police Department believed the two to be in grave or immediate danger.

Amia Blanton and her grandmother Levita Gant are no longer listed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website

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An Amber Alert has been issued in Texas for a 2-year-old girl from Mesquite who went missing on Friday, February 9.

Police say Amia Blanton was last seen wearing a pink and green Nike jacket, green sweatpants and brown boots with fur lining. She is listed as being 2'2" and weighing 40 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

The child also has a scar on her right eyebrow.

Mesquite police are also searching for 47-year-old Levita Gant. Police say Gant is a suspect in connection with Amia Blanton's abduction. 

Gant is said to be driving a white 2016 Nissan Versa with a Texas license plate with the number GWK2818. Gant is described as a black female, 5'5, and 176 lbs with blonde/brown hair in braids. 

Blanton is thought, by police, to be in grave or immediate danger.

Any information regarding the incident should be directed to the Mesquite Police Department at 972-216-6759.

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