This is a news that has given great relief to the father, family members and other people who were concerned about the safety and security of the young child who went missing. This was a bizarre case as the threat to her life came not from a criminal gang, conspirator or abductor, but from the child’s very own mother.
The threat was so serious that the law enforcement agencies had to pronounce an amber alert, the highest level of search to recover a missing child. An AMBER Alert or a Child Abduction Emergency (SAME code: CAE) is a child abduction alert system. … AMBER is officially a contrived acronym for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but was named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.
Officials claim that a three year old child was taken by her mother from Worcester. Massachusetts Police said that the child and her mother were discovered from a wooded area of Charlton. The police said that the child was being taken to Vincent’s Hospital for examination.
Officials claim that merely 3-year-old girl, Ella Abbott, was taken from 339 Greenwood Street in Worcester around 7:45 p.m. by her mother, Leeann Rickheit. The woman, allegedly threatened to harm the child and so the search and the consequent Amber Alert were announced.
Latest reports suggest that while Rickheit was taken to Saint Vincent Hospital, Ella was taken to UMass Medical Center, State Police said. “The exact charges against her will be finalized as the specific facts and circumstances are determined,” State Police wrote.
Officials claim that Amber Alert was announced Wednesday night after authorities learned that Rickheit had taken the girl from a Worcester home around 7:45 p.m., placing the child in “extreme danger.” Richheit was traveling in a blue 2007 Hyundai Sonata, with Massachusetts license plate 4PG367.