GARY | The 3-year-old Gary girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found, Gary police said Wednesday afternoon.
Gary police Cpl. Gabrielle King said Wednesday afternoon Naomi Primos was found alive and well. King said the girl was being taken to an area hospital Wednesday afternoon.
Stating that Naomi Primos could be in "extreme danger," Indiana State Police issued an Amber Alert Wednesday morning for the girl who was last seen at her home, 311 Roosevelt Street, Tuesday, police said. The girl was believed to have been abducted by Nelson Chew, 44, who police believe resides in Lynwood, Ill.
King said Chew was in custody as of 3 p.m. but did not know if charges were forthcoming.
Police said Chew and Primos are not related, but Chew knew the child's mother.
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A woman answering the phone at the Primos residence shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday said the household was elated that Naomi had been found.
"Everybody is really excited and relieved," said Angel Knight, of Gary, who said she is a friend of Naomi's mother, Jackie Primos. Jackie Primos was not immediately available for comment.
Knight said Naomi's mother last heard from her daughter about 7:55 p.m. Tuesday when the girl was on the way home from Illinois with Chew.
Other details of the case weren't immediately available Wednesday afternoon.
Knight said the family wanted to thank everyone involved in the search for Naomi.