APOPKA, Fla. - An 11-year-old girl who was the subject of an AMBER Alert has been found safe, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
Makayla Fisher was found in good health after a citizen flagged down deputies and told them where she was, officials said.
Authorities believed Makayla, who has lived with her grandmother since birth, was taken by her step-grandfather, Darrell Mills, 50, from their home on Elderton Drive in Apopka at 2:15 a.m., according to WKMG-TV in Orlando.
Mills has been taken into custody, according to the sheriff's office.
Investigators did not say where the pair was found.
AMBER Alert Activation Criteria
- The child must be under 18 years of age.
- There must be a clear indication of an abduction.
- The law enforcement agency's preliminary investigation must conclude that the child's life is in danger.
- There must be a detailed description of child, abductor and/or vehicle to broadcast to the public.
- The activation must be recommended by the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction.