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Amber Alert Issued, Then Canceled For Champaign, Ill. Incident

Sep 6, 2013

Updated at 12:35 p.m. Friday:

The AMBER Alert for Cleo Younce has been canceled. She is safe and her alleged abductor in custody.

Our original story:

An Amber Alert has been issued for the region by Champaign, Ill. authorities. Here's all of the information we know so far as posted on the website of the Champaign Police Department:

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction involving a 13- year-old female.

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, at approximately 3:28 pm, the Champaign Police Department received a report advising that Cleo Younce, age 13, was missing from her residence in the 2400 block of Hathaway Dr. in Champaign.  Upon arrival, officers were informed that Cleo left her residence, at 12:30 pm, to go for a walk.  Cleo later contacted her mother by telephone, at approximately 3:15 pm, and informed her that she had been abducted.

Since receiving the report, detectives have been working on this case and have developed information that Cleo Younce is in the company of Nicholas R. Hurley, age 21, of Daleville Indiana. Detectives have developed information to indicate that Hurley and Cleo are acquainted with each other through family friends.

Additionally, according to information on,  Younce and Hurley are said to be traveling in a 2000 Bronze Chevy Suburban with the Indiana license plates: 2-6-1-C-T-D.