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A 41-year-old man in custody after losing an Edmonton teenager found in Oregon

A man has been detained after a 13-year-old girl who went missing on June 24 was found in the United States.

Lira Smith was last seen in the area of ​​131 Avenue and 91 Street next to Killany Middle School around 8:30 am on Friday, June 24th.

In a news release on Saturday, police said Lira was found in Oregon on the morning of July 2.

Officers said Lira was taken to a local children's hospital for "preventive testing." And there is an arrangement to safely return Lira to her family.

Read more: 'This is a nightmare': Missing Edmonton's teenager Lira Smith's mom

A 41- A 1 year old man is in custody and will face the crime of seducing his child. Police said additional charges could be incurred as the investigation progressed.

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Some organizations Part of the survey was ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams), Northern Alberta ICE Unit, RCMP, Abbotsford Police, U.S. Includes Customs and Border Patrol, CBSA, Gladstone Police (Oregon), Oregon City Police, FBI.

"In this case, many may wonder why the AMBER alert wasn't issued. Early in this investigation, there was evidence suggesting she was with someone. This file didn't meet the criteria because it didn't, "staff Sgt explains. James Vanderland in the Historical Crime section of Edmonton Police Services.

"When I checked the credible hints of the suspect's identity, location, and vehicle description, an amber warning was prepared, but since the suspect is no longer in Canada, it's amber. I was advised that the warning could no longer be executed. "

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