Amber Alert

An Amber Alert has been issued for a five-year-old Shelby County girl. Authorities believe she may be in extreme danger.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Aniya (Ah-Ni-Ya) Cameron, a black female, was last seen late Friday night around 11:30 p-m at her home in the Brookhighland community. Authorities said the girl is three-foot-nine, weighs 85 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Aniya was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black coat and pink Timberland shoes. The youngster was taken from her home by her
noncustodial grandmother to go to a nearby Wal-Mart, and she never
returned home.

Authorities identified the child's grandmother as 46-year-old Marva Townsend, she also uses the name Teresa Gaffney. She may be driving a 1997 red Pontiac Montana van. The Alabama license plate
is 1D5493W.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this missing child, you are asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 205-669-4181. You may call State Troopers at 334-242-4128 or your local police department.

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