2-year-old reported missing from Thornton found safe in Nebraska; Amber Alert canceled

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THORNTON, Colo. -- An Amber Alert was canceled late Thursday night after a 2-year-old girl missing from Thornton was found safe, police said.

The Nebraska State Patrol located the girl in Saline County near the town of Friend, the Thornton Police Department said late Thursday night.

The girl's mother, Donetta Phipps, was in custody.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the girl was last seen around noon in the area of 136th Avenue and Holly Street.

Police said Donetta Phipps was supposed to relinquish the girl at 1 p.m., but she never showed up to do that.

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