Amber Alert Canceled for 16-Year-Old Girl | NBC Bay Area

Amber Alert Canceled for 16-Year-Old Girl



    UPDATE 2: The victim has been found unharmed, and the suspect is in custody. Details are still being investigated.

    UPDATE: The Amber Alert has been canceled, after the vehicle in quesiton was located. Police are still investigating the incident.


    Oakland police have issued an Amber Alert for a 16-year-old African-American girl who police say was abducted around 10:00 a.m. today.

    The victim's name is Ciara Thorton. She has Black hair, brown eyes, 140 lbs, standing about 5'1".

    The alleged abductor is a 57-year-old man named Richard Ashley, who may be driving a blue Hyundai, with license plate: 5HXF433.

    He is described as being African-American, black hair, 6'1", and approximately 270 lbs.