FAIRMONT, W.Va. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - An Amber Alert remains in effect for a 4-year-old West Virginia girl who police say was abducted by her father.
West Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help finding Gracelynn June Scritchfield. She was last seen on July 6 in Fairmont. Police say she was taken by her father, 24-year-old Arlie Edward Hetrick III.
In the latest update, police say the 2001 Gold Subaru Forester they are believed to be traveling in was spotted in Arizona. The vehicle has the WV License Plate 1TH163.
According to People.com, the child's mother claimed Gracelynn was supposed to be returned home to her. When she called to check in with the father, he reportedly told the mother that he had gone away with Gracelynn on a week-long trip.
Police reportedly said that they believe the little girl is in "extreme danger."
Gracelynn is described as 3-feet tall and weighing around 35 pounds. She has brownish-blonde hair.
Hetrick is described as 5-feet 9-inches tall weighing about 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information regarding Gracelynn's whereabouts is asked to contact the West Virginia State Police or call 911.