UPDATE: Subject of Amber Alert recovered

By The Associated Press

UPDATE: Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation have confirmed the recovery 6-year-old Jashayla Hopson in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety reports. The child has been taken to Rush Hospital in Meridian for observation. The Amber Alert issued earlier today has been cancelled.


JACKSON — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a Kemper County girl who was taken from her elementary school on Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell WLBT TV that they are searching for 6-year-old Jashayla Hopson.

Authorities say Hopson was last seen at East Kemper Elementary School in Scooba around noon Tuesday, when she left with an unidentified woman.

Hopson’s family discovered she was missing when she did not get off the school bus.

Officials say the woman who took Jashayla is described as a black or possibly Hispanic female with tattoos of stars on one foot, and a butterfly tattoo on the opposite leg.

Authorities say they may be in a gray, medium-sized car with four doors.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of the child or her abductee contact the MHP at 888-728-4218.

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