Amber Alert canceled after 5-year-old Liberty County girl found safe in Louisiana, grandfather arrested

Trinity Edwards (left) and LeRoy Edwards Jr. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas – An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 5-year-old Liberty County girl who went missing on Tuesday. Trinity Edwards has been found safe and her grandfather, LeRoy Edwards Jr., has been placed under arrest.

According to authorities, Trinity was last seen Tuesday at her home in the 100 block of County Road 5005.

The girl, who has brown hair and brown eyes, was wearing a purple nightgown at the time of her disappearance.

Law enforcement was looking for the suspect, her grandfather, who was driving a black-colored 2011 Hyundai Sonata. They believed the two were possibly headed toward Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Edwards was located with his granddaughter in Alexandria, Louisiana on Wednesday and taken into custody.

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