The three-year-old girl who went missing, prompting a multi-state Amber Alert, has been found safe in Massachusetts, according to delawareonline.com.
New Castle County police canceled their Amber Alert after Elinor and her father Michael Trotta were found safe. She was safe in police hands, New Jersey State Police said.
Her father — Michael Trotta, 43 – was taken into custody, state police said. Elinor’s mother, Dawn Barkus, spoke of receiving the good news that her little girl was safe, saying, “Today is my birthday, and I prayed all day to God that I would get her back, and he gave me the best birthday present ever. And I’m going to go get my Elinor back.”
The alert was issued around 7:00 Monday night after authorities say Michael Trotta took his daughter from the home she shares with her mother in New Castle, Delaware.
Police say Michael Trotta had assaulted Barkus, his ex-girlfriend, before taking Elinor.
The Amber Alert went out across several states, and Trotta was spotted in Mount Laurel, New Jersey last night.