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Amber Alert Issued for 3-Year-Old N.C. Girl That Went Missing From Playground

By Victor Westerkamp

Greensboro Police Department issued an amber alert after a three-year-old girl went missing Wednesday from a playground in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Three-year-old Ahlora Ashanti Sample Lindiment went missing from a playground at 2411 Phillips Avenue at around 6:33 p.m. on Wednesday, investigators reported.

“We are still in the process of developing information on the possible abductor and will be updating information throughout the day,” said Greensboro Police spokesman Ronald Glenn to ABC News Thursday morning. “We have had resources working throughout the night continuing to gather information.”

She was allegedly taken by a black woman in her twenties, who stands around 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Her hair was in a short ponytail and she was wearing a short-sleeve black crop top with black pants with stripes on the legs and tiger print faces, according to a police statement.

On Thursday, police released a surveillance video still of a woman that was first suspected of abducting the child.

Surveillance image of a woman wanted in relation to the abduction a 3-year-old girl from Greensboro playground (Greensboro Police Department)

ABC News reported, police spokesman Ronald Glenn clarified: “We are not calling her a suspect, but we believe she may have information about the incident. We want to identify and speak with her about any information or insight she may have.”

“Investigators with the Greensboro Police Department, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI will be canvassing the neighborhood where Ahlora was last seen to speak to anyone who may have information to help find her,” police said, according to ABC News. “We encourage any resident or community member with information to come forward and speak to us. ”

Ahlora Ashanti-Sample Lindiment was last seen wearing braided hair, wearing a short sleeve pink T-shirt with black jeans, and possibly white sandals, said police. Ahlora has brown eyes, black hair, weighs 40 pounds, and is around 2-feet tall.

“Even if you don’t want to be known, or you don’t want to have your name or anything to do with it, you can always leave an anonymous tip,” Ahlora’s mother, Erica Lindiment, said on WTVD. “Help us find her and make sure she gets home safe.”

Anyone who may have noticed something suspicious in the area between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., or anyone with any information pertaining to the missing child, can help by reaching out to police by calling 911 or the Greensboro Police Department at 336-373-2287.