Two people were with Syah D. Duffey when Iowa State Highway Patrol officers stopped a vehicle about 5:45 p.m. near the Des Moines suburb of Mitchellville, the Cass County Sheriff's Department said.
No other information about the stop or the people with the girl was immediately released. Mitchellville is about 210 miles northeast of the Cass County town of East Lynne, where Syah lives with her mother.
Authorities had issued an Amber Alert for Syah around 2:30 p.m., six hours after the woman came to the home in East Lynne, about 35 miles south of Kansas City, and drove away with the child in a dirty white van with Iowa license plates.
Syah's grandmother, Karrie Ratkewicz, told local media outlets that the family believed the woman has ties to the girl's father, who hasn't met the child but talks to her on the telephone frequently. Ratkewicz said the girl's father lives in Iowa.
Cass County sheriff's Cpl. Kevin Tieman said the case was being treated as a stranger abduction because the woman, who claimed to be an Iowa child welfare worker, wasn't known to anyone in Syah's family.
Tieman said Syah's mother didn't immediately contact authorities because she was trying to verify with family members why the girl was taken.
"We now know it was not any legitimate reason the child would have been taken, but the mother wasn't able to confirm that until 90 minutes later," Tieman said.
CANCELED AMBER Alert: East Lynne,MO
Child has been located in Iowa.
Last Seen: 11/11/2010
Location: East Lynne, MO (Cass County: SE of Kansas City.)
Age: 2 Years
Height: 3' 0"
Weight: 30 lbs
Age: 0 Years
Height: 0' 0"
Weight: 0 lbs
Case Number: 103863
Last Seen: 11/11/2010
Location: East Lynne, MO
A white female came to the childs residence. The mother believed that the female suspect was with the Division of Family Services and gave the child to her. The suspect was driving an older model white van with unknown Iowa registration. Suspect and child may be going to where the childs father lives in Iowa.
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