UPDATE: The 4-year-old NC girl at the center of the Amber Alert, has been found and is safe

Aubrey Leanne McFarland and Elijah Muhammad McFarland.
Aubrey Leanne McFarland and Elijah Muhammad McFarland.(BCSO)
Updated: Feb. 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM EST
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Aubrey McFarland, the four-year-old Brunswick County girl who was allegedly abducted by her father on Wednesday, has been found safe in the Nashville area, according to officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

The BCSO public information officer tweeted, “Special thanks to Nashville Metro PD who assisted with locating the vehicle, Doug Atwood, an off duty officer heading home when he assisted, and a wonderful citizen who saw something, and said something! She is a true hero!”

According to officials, Aubrey Leanne McFarland is three feet tall and weighs around 42 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black leggings, black sip up boots, and a pink fleece jacket.

Officials say she is with her father, 37-year-old Elijah Muhammad McFarland, who is five-foot-eight and weighs 161 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

The pair may have been spotted traveling on U.S. 17 South in a burgundy 2008 P.T. Cruiser with NC tags TCY-9075.

Officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s office previously issued a Silver Alert for Elijah Muhammad and said he told family members that he was going to California with his daughter.

If you have any information regarding this alleged abduction, call the Brunswick County Sheriff Office immediately at (910) 253-2730, or call 911, or *HP.

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