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Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old girl from Taylor


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TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) – The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert Thursday for a Taylor girl who was abducted.

DPS said Layken Stokes, 8, was last seen on FM 973 in Taylor on Wednesday evening at 7:45 p.m. Taylor is a city in Williamson County northeast of Austin.

Layken is white, has blond hair and blue eyes. She is 4-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 89 pounds. DPS said she was last seen wearing a purple tank top, temporary arm tattoos, blue/white plaid pants and has a white/blue blanket. According to DPS, the girl wears glasses but does not currently have them.

Lauren Stokes, 8. (Courtesy: Texas Department of Public Safety)

DPS believe the child is in grave or immediate danger and anyone who knows where Layken is should call the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department at 512-864-8282.


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