Aurora girl in Amber Alert found safe in Utah; suspect drove from California to meet her

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A 13-year-old girl missing from Aurora since Tuesday was found safe on Wednesday afternoon.

An Amber Alert was issued at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Aurora Police said around 5:15 p.m. that the girl had been found safe in Utah.

Utah Highway Patrol said they located the vehicle on Interstate 70, just outside of Green River, Utah, and set up spikes with other officers in case the driver fled.

When a trooper got behind the vehicle, it sped up to near 100 mph. But as they approached other officers, the driver “pulled right over,” UHP said.

The man suspected in her disappearance, 41-year-old Navarro Cathey, was taken into custody without incident, according to UHP.

Police did not immediately believe the girl had been harmed, although she will be evaluated as a precaution.

Police said Cathey drove from California to meet the girl after they had been communicating online.

Navarro Cathey is believed to have abducted Ta-Kyrah Blackman from Aurora on Nov. 23, 2021. (Credit: Colorado Bureau of Investigation)

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