Missing 6-Year-Old Autistic Girl With Epilepsy Found; Now Seeking Medical Attention Reports Say

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September 17, 2018

Police issued out an Amber Alert last Sunday afternoon when a 6-year-old girl had been taken from a shopping center in Canada.

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6-year-old Emma O’Keeffe was the subject of an Amber Alert when she disappeared. At about 5 p.m. Sunday, she was sitting in the back of an SUV that was parked outside a strip mall in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, with the engine still running.

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According to police, O'Keeffee's parents went inside the mall when their vehicle was stolen with their child inside. Police stated that it was not a parental abduction.

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O'Keeffe has epilepsy and is autistic and requires medication twice a day, according to CTV News. Her parents were worried that if their daughter went without her medication she could die or had been seriously injured.

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At approximately 6:45 a.m., O'Keeffe was found and she was taken to seek medical attention.

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"We're very, very happy. This was a very stressful, situation. So many things go through your mind," Krista Clark, a family friend, said Monday.

There are no further details available at this time. Please keep the O'Keeffe family in your thoughts and prayers.