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Abducted 6-year-old girl, mother thought to be traveling through Arizona found by police

A young girl kidnapped from Georgia was thought to be moving through Arizona as her abductor attempted to reach California, police say.

ARIZONA, USA — Police have found a 6-year-old girl and her mother who were recently kidnapped by a suspect that authorities describe as "armed and dangerous." 

The 6-year-old and her mother, Balvanera Esperanz Parada-Olivas, were allegedly abducted by the girl's biological father on Sunday from Cumming, Georgia, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. 

AZDPS said Wednesday that the father was located with the girl and the mother.

The suspect, identified as Alexis Zecena-Lopez, was reportedly driving a Ford Focus hatchback with a Georgia license plate number of RVX9470.

Officials have not yet said if charges were made. 

On Monday night, the suspect's vehicle was seen near Seligman on Interstate 40 moving toward California. 

"It’s believed that the child and biological mother are in danger and are believed to be traveling through Arizona," DPS wrote in a statement.

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