No children reported missing despite eyewitness account

Traffic was closed off to Hawthorne Ave. while police investigated. (Source: WAFF)
Traffic was closed off to Hawthorne Ave. while police investigated. (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police said they have had no children reported missing by parents despite a witness telling them she saw a girl forced into a car Thursday afternoon.

Police said a 12-year-old girl told them she was walking home from school on Hawthorne Avenue when she passed the alleged victim. She said she saw two men force the girl into a gold-colored minivan with dark-tinted windows and drive off.

The girl told police the victim was a white girl with black hair in a bun, wearing a hunter-green polo shirt and khaki pants, which describes the uniform of Westlawn Middle School.

Huntsville City Schools was contacted about the possible abduction. A school spokesperson said police have alerted them and that school officials were working with police to provide information about the missing child.

Police said the story could not be confirmed by any other witnesses. Without confirmation or a positive identification, Amber Alerts were not issued.

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