• N. Attleborough Police announce 'missing and endangered' 3-year-old located

    By: Maria Papadopoulos


    NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. - Police have located a 3-year-old girl who was thought to be "missing and endangered" and with her father, according to officials in North Attleborough.

    Information received by police suggests the child may have been in danger, even though the father has legal custody of the child, police said in a statement Friday.

    Further details from police on the situation were not immediately available after the girl was located.  

    Ava Amitan, 3, was described as white, with curly strawberry-blonde hair and hazel eyes, and approximately 3 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing between 35 and 40 lbs.

    Her father, Vadim Amitan, 35, is approximately 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 175 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a tattoo of a black arrow on his left hand.

    Both father and child, who live in North Attleborough, may be traveling in a silver 2007 Toyota Camry with Massachusetts license plate 8ZB349 and a Rhode Island inspection sticker, police said.

    Anyone who saw them or the Camry was asked to immediately call 911 or call North Attleborough Police at (508) 695-1212 or Massachusetts State Police at (508) 820-2121.

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