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Update: Mountain Home teen found safe after police issue Amber alert

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AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.

Editor’s note: The Statesman’s breaking news email system sent out a faulty alert to this story on July 5, 2019.

A developmentally delayed 16-year-old girl from Mountain Home has been found safe several hours after Idaho police issued an Amber alert.

According to a Facebook post from the Mountain Home Police Department, Bertonia “Toni” McFadden was found Sunday afternoon nearly three hours after officials first sent out the alert.

In an earlier news release from Idaho State Police, law enforcement said Toni was believed to be with Erick J. Miramontes Anaya, 24. Officials said they believe she was lured into going with Miramontes Anaya, a man she met online.

In the update, police did not say whether Toni was found with Miramontes Anaya. It wasn’t immediately clear where the girl was found.

Police said they believe Miramontes Anaya drove to Toni’s house around 2 a.m. Sunday and picked her up there.

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