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Missing Girl Found, Mother Arrested

Last updated on Thursday, September 5, 2013

(LOUISVILLE, KY) - Louisville Metro Police say they have located eight-year-old Sophia Snow and her mother Jennifer Ansari.

Ansari and her daughter were the subject of an Amber Alert after Ansari fled the state with the child.

Louisville Metro Police say the mother and daughter were found at a home in the 8700 block of Hi-View Rd.

Police say Jennifer Ansari surrendered to LMPD and was very cooperative. She was arrested and taken to Metro Corrections on a warrant out of Indiana for Custodial Interference.

Sophia Snow is fine and unharmed. LMPD is in contact with Indiana officials.

An Amber Alert was issued yesterday by Fishers Police when Jennifer Ansari removed the girl from her home after learning she was losing custody of Snow to her ex-husband, who lives in Florida.

On Wednesday afternoon, Fishers Police issued an arrest warrant for Ansari, who they say failed to turn up at a meeting location after they made contact with her.

The girl was living in Fishers with her mother and stepfather, who told police his wife packed a bag on Friday, August 30, and left with the girl after learning she was in jeopardy of losing custody.

Police issued the Amber Alert to get statewide exposure.

WAVE-TV interviewed Jennifer Ansari's parents, who said they had been in contact with their daughter.

Raymond Wagner, Ansari's father, told WAVE-TV, "My biggest fear is that my daughter is going to jail because she was trying to protect her daughter, my granddaughter."

Wagner maintains that Ansari believed her daughter would be harmed.

Indiana State Police issued a statewide Amber Alert at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow's father has come from Florida to Hamilton County to get his child. The girl is being checked out at a local hospital.

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