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AMBER Alert out of West Lafayette canceled; children found safe

UPDATE: Indiana State Police have announced the cancellation of this AMBER Alert. The mother and children were found safely in Chicago. The children will be turned over to DCS. Police are not seeking charges against Whorton.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Investigators are searching for a mother and her four children after she is believed to have abducted them.

The West Lafayette Police Department is seeking Victoria Whorton, 27, after she allegedly abducted her four children.

Whorton is 5’2″ and 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Whorton and her four children were last seen August 3 in West Lafayette.

The children are believed to be in extreme danger.

Investigators do not have a vehicle description.

Please contact West Lafayette Police Department at 1-888-582-6237 or 911 if you have any information.

Her children are:

  • Azzura Ballard,  a 7-year-old girl, 4 feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Akira Ballard, a 3-year-old girl, 3 feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Ahleiryah Ballard, a 1-year-old girl.
  • Anthony Ballard Jr., a 8-year-old boy, 4 feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes.

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