Virginia Amber Alert issued for girl, 12, abducted from DC airport

  • Virginia Amber Alert issued for girl, 12, abducted from DC airport

Virginia Amber Alert issued for girl, 12, abducted from DC airport

A 12-year-old Chinese girl who went missing from Reagan Washington National Airport Thursday, sparking an investigation into a possible kidnapping, has been found safe in Queens. The child, JinJing Ma, was seen leaving the airport with an unknown woman, police say.

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday after authorities believed the young Chinese girl went missing from airport in Arlington, Virginia. So far, no word on the circumstances of her disappearance.

Police say a couple approached Ma while with her group sightseeing on the property of the World Trade Center in NY, believing in their connection to her abduction. It is still unclear if the woman who approached the young girl at the airport is the same woman who approached her in NY with her group. The FBI was at the law firm Friday and met with the parents and child. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket.

Anna Demichik, a legal counselor for JinJing Ma's parents, told CBS News that the girl was not abducted and that her parents, not strangers, picked her up at the airport.

An Amber alert, short for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, is a nationwide system used in the USA and 20 other countries to look for missing children. The woman who left with the girl is described as an Asian woman, about 40 years old and wearing a black dress.

Investigators are also still interviewing other members of the tour, who have since moved on to San Francisco.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says 12-year-old JinJing Ma has been found.

Police believe the child and her suspected abductor left the airport in a white Infinity SUV with NY plates.

"We're still very concerned because we don't know the reason why this child left with that Asian female". She was in the custody of her parents. She weighs about 90 pounds and stands at 4 feet, 11 inches tall.

It's unclear whether it's the same couple seen leaving the airport with JinJing in tow, but police believe the two events are related. The pair left the airport in a white Infinity with NY plates. Jingjing was in possession of her passport at the time. Police said they're working to contact Jin-Jing's guardians in China.

Shortly before Ma disappeared, police said another surveillance photo shows Ma's abductor arriving at the airport with a male suspect. "She entered the vehicle without any force, but that does not release any of our concerns", Huchler said.