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Police: 6-year-old girl kidnapped in St. Augustine found safe

The abduction was domestic-related and not a random kidnapping.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla — The St. Augustine Police Department confirms 6-year-old El'egance McGlocking has been found safe after being the center of a Florida Amber Alert Thursday.

Police said they got a call about a child abduction around 1 p.m.

With the assistance of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the child was found safe a few hours later around 4:40 p.m.

The abduction was domestic-related and not a random incident, police said during a media briefing Thursday evening. There is no threat to the public.

When the Amber Alert was initially released authorities reported that the 6-year-old was in the company of two women, Essence Price and Alina Holmes.

Police said Price is McGlocking's mother and Holmes is her godmother and family friend. 

An Amber Alert was issued after the women took McGlocking since her father has custody of her, police said.

“The father has custody of the child so any time a kid comes up and grabs a kid you want to take that seriously," said Officer Dee Brown with the St. Augustine Police Department.

The incident is being investigated as a kidnapping. Authorities are currently headed to Jacksonville, where the 6-year-old girl is in the custody of JSO at this time.

Office Brown said more information is expected to be released Friday morning.

“I can’t give enough thanks to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the community and the citizens of St. Johns and Duval County with all the calls they made," Brown said.

BACKGROUND:

A Florida Amber Alert has been issued for 6-year-old El'egance McGlocking who was kidnapped in St. Augustine.

The St. Augustine Police Department says the kidnapping happened around 1 p.m. on Julia Street

McGlocking is 3'0", 45 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen in the area of the 100 block of Julia Street in St. Augustine.

Authorities said she was last seen wearing a white Nike shirt and pink shorts.

Police said McGlocking may be in the company of Alina Holmes and Essence Price.

Holmes is 5'7" with black hair and brown eyes. Price is 5'3", 147 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Credit: FDLE
Kidnapped 6-year-old El'egance McGlocking may be in the company of Essence Price( Left), and Alina Holmes (Right).

They may be traveling in a 2001, black Acura CL, with the GA tag number RYT5647, or in a silver Chevrolet SUV, police said.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the St Augustine Police Department at 904-825-1070 or 911.