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Massachusetts girl, 11, who was forced into car by abductors after getting off school bus is FOUND

Massachusetts girl, 11, who was forced into car by abductors after getting off the school bus is FOUND hours later after cops stopped the suspect vehicle on highway

  • Charlotte Moccia, 11, was abducted on Wednesday at 1.26pm shortly after getting off her school bus in Springfield, Massachusetts  
  • She was forced into a car by a man who was walking behind her  
  • Authorities say that vehicle, a Honda Civic, was being driven by a woman 
  • State Police stopped that vehicle on the Massachusetts turnpike Wednesday night and found Charlotte inside ‘safe and sound’
  • Two people in the car were arrested, motive behind the abduction is not known

Massachustts State Police have located the missing 11-year-old girl who was abducted Wednesday afternoon after getting off of her school bus. 

An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday evening for Charlotte Moccia, of Springfield, after she was forced into a car around 1.26pm on Wednesday ‘not long after she got off her school bus’, Massachusetts State Police said. 

Police say a man was walking behind her and forced the little girl into the car, a blue Honda Civic. Authorities say that vehicle was being driven by a woman. 

Cops say the suspect is a man who is either white or Hispanic and a woman also white or light-skinned Hispanic.   

Wednesday evening State police stopped the suspect vehicle on the Massachusetts Turnpike and found the girl inside the vehicle.  

Massachusetts State Police have located missing 11-year-old girl Charlotte Moccia who was abducted Wednesday afternoon after getting off of her school bus 

The Springfield girl was apparently abducted shortly after she got off her school bus and was forced into a car around 1.26pm on Wednesday

Police say a man was walking behind her and forced the little girl into the car

The Springfield girl (left and right) was abducted shortly after she got off her school bus and was forced into a car around 1.26pm on Wednesday. State Police stopped that vehicle on the Massachusetts turnpike Wednesday night and found Charlotte inside ‘safe and sound’

Charlotte is described as white with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is 4-foot-2 and weighs 60 pounds. She was last seen wearing her school uniform when she was kidnapped - khaki pants and a dark shirt with her school logo on it

Charlotte is described as white with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is 4-foot-2 and weighs 60 pounds. She was last seen wearing her school uniform when she was kidnapped – khaki pants and a dark shirt with her school logo on it

State Police said Charlotte is ‘safe and sound’ and does not have any apparent injuries. 

‘Troopers flooded the area after a motorist called 911 to report seeing the car. The car was stopped in a work zone and Charlotte was recovered,’ State police said. 

Two people in the car were arrested and are being transported to the Charlton Barracks for booking. 

Charlotte is described as white with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is 4-foot-2 and weighs 60 pounds. She was last seen wearing her school uniform when she was kidnapped – khaki pants and a dark shirt with her school logo on it. She likely had a school-issued laptop with her as well and a white fur-lined jacket.  

She was returning home from school at Hampden Charter School of Science and was last seen walking on Lafayette Street. She was forced into the car near the corner of Princeton and Amherst streets.  

The school issued a release to parents after she was abducted. 

‘I have some unsettling news to share with you and a request for help. One of our students, 11-year-old Charlotte Moccia, may have been abducted this afternoon on her way home from school,’ Tarkan Topcuoglu, the school’s superintendent, said in a release. 

‘Obviously, we are concerned for Charlotte’s safety and will keep you up-to-date with any further developments,’ the statement added. 

An Amber Alert was issued for Charlotte Wednesday evening

An Amber Alert was issued for Charlotte Wednesday evening

Springfield Police Department pleaded for help form the public in locating the child

Springfield Police Department pleaded for help form the public in locating the child

The car she was forced into had two doors, dark tinted windows, distinctive after-market rims, a moonroof, and no front plate. The car is believed to be a 2001 to 2005 model. Police released this image of the suspect car on social media

The car she was forced into had two doors, dark tinted windows, distinctive after-market rims, a moonroof, and no front plate. The car is believed to be a 2001 to 2005 model. Police released this image of the suspect car on social media

Authorities say that vehicle was being driven by a woman, either white or light-skinned Hispanic

Authorities say that vehicle was being driven by a woman, either white or light-skinned Hispanic

Charlotte was last seen walking on Lafayette Street in Springfield

Charlotte was last seen walking on Lafayette Street in Springfield 

She was returning home from school at Hampden Charter School of Science when she was forced into the car near the corner of Princeton and Amherst streets in Springfield, Massachusetts (above)

She was returning home from school at Hampden Charter School of Science when she was forced into the car near the corner of Princeton and Amherst streets in Springfield, Massachusetts (above)

Springfield Police released pictures of the car she was believed to be taken in and video footage showing her walking home from the school bus the day prior. 

The car she was forced into had two doors, dark tinted windows, distinctive after-market rims, a moonroof, and no front plate. The car was believed to be a 2001 to 2005 model. 

More than a dozen police officers responded and are investigating Charlotte’s disappearance, according to MassLive.com. 

The motive behind her abduction is not clear. 

Anyone who has seen the car or has any information about the whereabouts of the 11-year-old girl or the possible abduction is asked to call 911 immediately. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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