- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a missing 12-year-old Arizona girl (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Authorities say a 12-year-old southeastern Arizona girl who was the subject of a now-canceled Amber Alert has been found in rural southwestern New Mexico while walking with a 34-year-old man who also had been reported missing.

Graham County Undersheriff Jeff McCormies says a Grant County sheriff’s sergeant picked up Savinya Kimball and Lawrence James Halamek after several motorists Tuesday morning reported seeing them walking along State Route 78 several miles into New Mexico.

The two were last seen Monday morning.

McCormies says Arizona authorities are sending their New Mexico counterparts a warrant charging Halamek with custodial interference.

McCormies said previously that it appeared from communications between the girl and Halamek that she trusted him and reached out to him before she didn’t go to school Monday. They’re not related.

8:35 a.m.

The Graham County Sheriff’s Office says the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl is being investigated as a possible case of custodial interference involving a 34-year-old man who knows the girl.

Undersheriff Jeff McCormies says it appears from communications between Savinya Kimball and Lawrence James Halamek that she trusts him and reached out to him.

McCormies says the girl and Halamek aren’t related but that she knows Halamek and his wife.

McCormies says both were last seen Monday morning when she was never made it to school and he told his wife he was going to get them breakfast.

Halamek drives a blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck with temporary Arizona license plate T941407.

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6:20 a.m.

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old Safford-area girl last seen Monday morning at a school bus stop.

The Graham County Sheriff’s Office says Savinya Kimball is white, 4-foot-10, 70 pounds, with blue eyes and black shoulder-length hair shaved on the left side. She was wearing black pants and a black sweater.

County Undersheriff Jeff McCormies says a person of interest is 34-year-old Lawrence James Halamek. He drives a blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck with temporary Arizona license plate T941407.

Halamek is described as white, 6-foot, 182 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black pants and a camouflage jacket.

McCormies says the girl and Halamek aren’t related but that she knows Halamek and his wife.


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