Amber Alert for 4-year-old Massachusetts girl kidnapped by mom canceled

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said Thursday an Amber Alert for 4-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her non-custodial mother has been canceled.

Police said Cortana Goncalves was found unharmed with her 32-year-old mother, Brandee Arnold, inside of a trailer in Cheshire.

Arnold was taken into custody and transported to Springfield police.

No further information was immediately released

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Massachusetts State Police on Thursday issued an Amber Alert for a 4-year-old girl who they say was kidnapped by her non-custodial mother.

Police said the mother, Brandee Arnold, 32, and Cortana Goncalves could be traveling in a gray 2010 Honda Accord with Massachusetts plate 3SCG24.

Massachusetts State Police share this photo of the gray Honda Accord they’re searching for, Thursday, June 22, 2023.

Arnold is accused of taking Cortana from a family gathering early Thursday morning. They say this is a violation of her custody agreement.

The 32-year-old, police said, previously made suicidal and homicidal comments.

Massachusetts State Police share this photo of Brandee Arnold.

“There is urgent concern for the safety and well-being of the child,” said police.

Cortana was described as a white girl with brown hair. She’s about 3 feet tall and weighs between 30 to 35 pounds. The 4-year-old was last seen wearing an aqua colored “Hello Kitty shirt and striped shorts.

Massachusetts State Police share this photo of Cortana Goncalves.

Police said Arnold’s last known location was on the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Blandford just before 9:30 a.m.

Anyone who sees Arnold, Cortana, or the Honda should immediately call 911.

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