Girl found in Arcata, Calif., AMBER Alert canceled

Girl found in Arcata, Calif., AMBER Alert canceled

EUGENE, Ore. -- The AMBER Alert issued for a missing girl that was taken by her father Saturday afternoon has been canceled after California Highway Patrol officers located the suspected truck in Arcata, California.

The child, 18-month-old Perfection Angelas, is a ward of the state and under the care of Adult and Family Services in Eugene. The father, Angelo Muniz, 47 from Lebanon, was visiting with Perfection Friday morning when at 10:50 a.m. AFS employees reported that he took the child from their Eugene offices.

Muniz was located in Arcadia with Perfection Saturday afternoon. He has been taken into custody on charges of custodial interference in the first degree. Police have also recovered the bluish-gray Mazda B2600 Pickup that Muniz was driving.

Police received information that they were last seen at the KOA campground near Crescent City, California, which confirmed investigator's suspicions that Muniz was taking the child across state borders. 

Officials have not released any further information about the abduction.