An Amber Alert has been issued for an 11-year old girl who was reportedly abducted by a man in his late 30s after she got off a school bus in Lower Fruitland, New Mexico, on Monday.
According to a Tuesday alert, Ashlynn Mike was taken into a red/maroon mini van with a New Mexico license plate around 2 p.m. on Monday. The man reportedly was wearing a baseball hat.
Ashlynn is described as petite; 4 feet, 11 inches tall with long, straight brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket and light blue denim pants.
According to a Facebook post by the family, Mike's brother, Ian, 9, was also abducted, yet was later able to escape and found near Red Valley, Arizona.
A spokesman with the Federal Bureau of Investigations in New Mexico said a formal statement would be released later Tuesday.
The FBI, Navajo Nation, Shiprock Police Department and the San Juan County (New Mexico) Sheriff's Office are involved in the search.
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