AMBER Alert Update: Missing 9-Year-Old Girl Found

April 12, 2018

An AMBER Alert for a missing Owasso, Oklahoma child was canceled after local authorities found her alive and safe, according to the Owasso Police Department.


9-year-old Arian Hinkle was taken at about 7 p.m. in Owasso and was believed to be with a non-custodial parent, 34-year-old John Hinkle.



Police reported that John Hinkle is a known meth user. He was intoxicated at the time of the abduction and threatened that they would not see the child alive again.


Accompanying the suspect was 38-year-old Chrissy Berry and another unknown male.


Police say that John Hinkle was been taken into custody and the Arian is in protective custody.


According to the alert, the child is 4 feet tall and 65 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a pink shirt and grey sweatpants.



The AMBER Alert system was invented in 1996 and stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The name Amber was chosen in memory of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996.


We will update this story if any further information is revealed.


This is the second successful AMBER Alert story of the day. Read the first in the next article below.

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