8-year-old abducted NC girl found; AMBER Alert canceled

Bailey Lynn Queen and Joshua Randy Queen (Buncombe County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Eight-year-old Bailey Lynn Queen, the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert, has been located and is in good condition, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

The little girl was returned home shortly before 8 a.m., WSPA reported. The girl’s grandfather carried her into the home and told local media that his son had dropped her off at his house earlier in the morning.

Joshua Queen was taken into custody just before 8 a.m. at a truck stop off Interstate 40 in Candler, WJHL reported.

Authorities took out a warrant for assault on a female for the father, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office had no further information on the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (828) 250-6670.


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA/WNCN) — Buncombe County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help finding an 8-year-old girl.

Deputies say Bailey Lynn Queen, 8, was last seen on Asbury Acres Drive in Candler.

Officers were responding to a domestic incident on Tuesday when Bailey’s mother said her ex-husband, Joshua Randy Queen, 32, assaulted her and took their child and stole her car.

Bailey was last seen in a white T-shirt and orange shorts.She is described as a white female, approximately 4 feet tall, who weighs 50 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Joshua Randy Queen is described as a white male who is approximately 6 foot 2, 210 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

The pair is believed to be traveling in a 2003 tan Toyota Corolla with the North Carolina license plate YPX-7062.

Anyone who sees Queen or Bailey is asked to call the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (828) 250-6670.

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