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AMBER Alert canceled for Idaho girl, suspect arrested

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 17:00:08-05

BURLEY, Idaho — A missing Idaho girl was found safe in Elko County, Nevada early Wednesday morning, hours after an AMBER Alert was issued across several states.

Authorities said the person believed to have kidnapped the child has been arrested.

The AMBER Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said, four-year-old Alaina Duey is thought to have been abducted by Elizabeth Rose Crofts, 41, and the two were thought to be in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix 4D traveling towards Boise or Arizona.


According to authorities, the child was kidnapped by her grandmother.

Police found the pair staying at a hotel/casino in Elko County, Nevada after triangulating the grandmother's cell phone signal.

Crofts was arrested on a felony kidnapping warrant out of Idaho and an outstanding Nevada Highway Patrol traffic warrant.

She was booked into the Elko County Jail without incident.

The victim was placed in the custody of the Nevada Department of Child and Family Services, pending reunification with her mother.