An Alabama woman fears her 11-year-old daughter has been abducted and she's questioning why police have not issued an AMBER Alert for the little girl.
Beth Lowery's daughter was last seen about 7:05 a.m. Tuesday near her home in Northport which is just outside Tuscaloosa.
FBI agents have joined local police in the search for Heaven LaShae Ross.
She disappeared somewhere between her home and a bus stop.
Northport Police say they're investigating her disappearance as a missing person case, not a kidnapping.
Authorities say an Amber Alert had not been issued because the case did not meet the requirements, which include knowledge that the child is in physical danger and having a good description of a kidnapper or vehicle.
Heaven's aunt says she believes that someone offered the girl a ride and she accepted because heavy rain was falling at the time.
If you know anything, you're asked to contact the Northport Police Department at 205-339-6600.