Missing 3-year-old from NC found safe after mother found dead

SANFORD, N.C. (WBTV/Gray News) – An Amber Alert issued Wednesday for a missing 3-year-old girl in Lee County, North Carolina, has been canceled, WBTV reports.

Riley Harper Bockes was reported missing from Lee Avenue in Sanford after her mother, Deana Michelle Bockes, was found dead inside the same home. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death as a homicide.

Riley’s abductor was suspected to be 50-year-old Brent James Bockes.

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