Amber Alert canceled: Missing Brunswick County child found safe in Tennessee

Elijah McFarland and Aubrey McFarland (Photos: BCSO)

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — A 4-year-old girl who had been missing from North Carolina has been found safe in Tennessee, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

An Amber Alert was issued in North Carolina for missing Aubrey McFarland of Brunswick County.

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Aubrey was believed to be with her father Elijah Muhammad McFarland, 37, who was last seen driving a PT Cruiser with the North Carolina license TCY9075, deputies said when posting about her Amber Alert.

The pair were last seen at about 8 p.m. Tuesday leaving a home on Crabapple Road in Winnabow.

Deputies gave thanks to the Nashville Metro Police Department in a Facebook update. They said an off-duty officer and a citizen who said something helped in finding Aubrey McFarland.

“She is a true hero!” the sheriff’s office posted.