Massachusetts State Police have found an 11-year-old girl who was reported to have been abducted this afternoon in the area of Princeton and Amherst streets.
According to Massachusetts State Police, the suspect vehicle has been stopped on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Charlotte Moccia was found in the vehicle.
The car was recovered by Troopers on the Turnpike eastbound in Auburn/Sturbridge area in Troop C. Troopers flooded the area after a motorist called 911 to report seeing the car. The car was stopped in a work zone and Charlotte was recovered. One occupant, Miguel Rodriguez, 24, of Springfield has been taken into custody. Rodriguez has been transported to State Police-Charlton for booking.
Charlotte is being checked out by EMS as a precaution according to Dave Procopio of MSP. She has no apparent injuries.
Massachusetts State Police and Springfield Police are searching for an 11-year-old girl who was reported to have been abducted this afternoon in the area of Princeton and Amherst streets.
MSP is issuing an AMBER Alert.
Preliminary investigation suggests that CHARLOTTE MOCCIA, 11, of Springfield, was forced into a car at approximately 1:26 p.m. today, not long after she got off her school bus. CHARLOTTE is described as white, approximately 4’2” tall and 60 lbs., with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is believed to have been wearing a white fur-lined jacket, khaki pants, and a dark colored shirt possibly with the logo of the Hampden Charter School (see photos). CHARLOTTE may have her school laptop with her.
Preliminary investigation suggests that a white or Hispanic male was walking behind CHARLOTTE and forced her into the back of an older model (believed to be model between 2001-2005), dark blue or black Honda, possibly a Civic, with an unknown plate, distinctive aftermarket rims and a moonroof. Investigation indicates that the car was being operated by a white or light-skinned Hispanic female.
Anyone who thinks they see or have seen CHARLOTTE, or this vehicle or the suspects, or anyone who has information about this incident, should call 911 immediately.