Missing 3-year-old Yreka girl abducted, found

Missing 3-year-old Yreka girl abducted, found

Credit: AmberAlert.com

Three-year-old Francis Ann Collins was abducted by a stranger early Monday from her Yreka, Calif., home.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 25 at 12:41 PM

YREKA, Calif. - Authorities have found the missing 3-year-old Yreka girl who was allegedly abducted after an early morning home burglary.

Police Lt. Dave Gamache says a California Highway Patrol officer found Frances Ann Collins walking unclothed down a roadway northwest of Yreka on Monday afternoon. Gamache says the girl appeared to be fine and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

An earlier Amber Alert that was expanded to Oregon and Nevada has been canceled.

The alleged abductor, 22-year-old Cody Lee Kaplin, surrendered Monday after calling an AMBER Alert hotline. He has denied abducting the girl.

Gamache says the girl's parents met Kaplin during a party at their house Sunday. Her father says he was awakened early the following morning by her screams and saw Kaplin drive off with her.

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