Torrington police have canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 1-month-old baby girl after she, along with her mother, were located Monday in Prescott Valley, AZ.
Police said Shiloh Gilbert-Alfar was last seen with her mother, 30-year-old Amirah Alfar, at their home on Hillside Avenue.
Police said the pair was last seen Saturday, before Alfar got on a plane to Arizona.
Arizona's Department of Child Services found the 1-month-old as she was leaving Alfar's grandfather's home.
According to police, staff from the Department of Children and Families attempted to serve an order to take custody of Shiloh over the weekend and that is when they discovered both Alfar and the baby were gone.
"DCF was looking to gain custody of the child over the weekend," said Gary Kleebatt, with DCF. "Once it was determined we could not reach her, we are now working with local, state and federal authorities."
DCF said it made several attempts to contact Alfar at her home, but failed. So it went to police Sunday, who issued the Amber Alert during the overnight hours Monday.
Police believed Shiloh could have been in danger and wanted to locate her to check on her well-being.
Alfar and her daughter are safe after being located by police. The Amber Alert was canceled around 4:30 p.m.
An FBI agent and state police joined the search, according to the Torrington police chief.
Neighbors told Eyewitness News that neither the mother nor the child had been seen by them in days. They said their home was always shrouded in mystery.
"There were two cars, two police cars and three officers knocking on the door," said Joseph Roberson, a neighbor. "But I don't know what it was all about."
The father of one of Alfar's children spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News and said the mother has had a long struggle with drugs.
"She's not a mom, she doesn't care what happens to her kids," said Salvatore Latina. "I talked to DCF on Friday and they basically told me they were going to take the kid from her because she (has) a substance abuse problem."
Latina said he has full custody of the daughter he had with Alfar several years ago, and said he wasn't surprised Alfar was missing with her newborn.
"She's put my kid through torture for the last seven years. In her life, out of her life," Latina said.
Police have not charged Alfar and they are still investigating. Baby Shiloh is being checked out at a local hospital and is expected to be fine.
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