Police: No reason to believe missing girl was in danger

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CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Clifton girl is home safe and sound after law enforcement says she was taken from her home Saturday.

16-month-old Azealiea Campbell was reported missing Saturday afternoon. A few hours later, the Mesa County Sheriff's office posted an alert on Facebook. It asked for the public's help finding Azealiea and Lydia Campbell, who they believe took the child from her legal guardian in Clifton.

The sheriff's office did not issue an AMBER Alert, because the case didn’t meet the criteria.

“In this specific situation, there was no reason for us to believe the child was in any danger, that she was going to be hurt in any way, and that's the key element to have an AMBER Alert,” said Deputy Amanda Erkman, Mesa County Sheriff’s office.

The 16-month-old was returned home safe and sound, but law enforcement did arrest two people.

Police took Lydia Campbell, the child's biological mother, and her sister, Madelyn Campbell into custody on charges of second-degree kidnapping, second-degree burglary, misdemeanor child abuse and other charges.