4-year-old Va. girl Kaleya Ketter found safe; Amber Alert canceled

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. - 4/8/15

The Amber Alert for Kaleya Ketter has been canceled. Virginia State Police say she has been safely located.


An Amber Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old girl last seen in Petersburg, Va.

Kaleya Ketter was last seen at 603 St. Mark Street on Wednesday at 2:48 p.m.

She is described as a black female, 3 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair – a braid on the top of her head and two on the back of her head. She was last seen wearing a pink Hello Kitty t-shirt and Coogi Pajama pants.

The child is believed to have been abducted by Phillip Alexander Ketter and Love Shariff.

Phillip Alexander Ketter is described a black male, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds with black hair worn in long dreadlocks with brown eyes. He was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and a black coat.

Shariff is described as a black female.

Authorities say they may be traveling in a black Nissan Altima south on I-85 towards Charlotte, North Carolina.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Petersburg Police Department at 1-804-732-4222 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

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