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Missing 2-year-old reportedly taken from Virginia church is found and is safe, authorities say

Missing 2-year-old reportedly taken from Virginia church is found and is safe, authorities say

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The Giles County, Virginia Sheriff's Office announced at a news conference Monday afternoon that 2-year-old Noah Trout has been found and is safe.

The boy is presently with FBI and state police officers, said Scott Moye, chief deputy of the county Sheriff's Office.

Moye said the boy was located shortly after 1 p.m. Moye took no other questions and offered no other details. Another news conference is set for 4:30 this afternoon.

Sheriff Morgan Millirons of Giles County, Virginia, about 75 miles north of the North Carolina state line, announced Monday afternoon that Nancy Renee Fridley, 44, of Clifton Forge, has been charged with abduction and felony child endangerment in connection with Noah's disappearance from a Ripplemead, Virginia church on Sunday.

Millirons said a motive for taking the 2-year-old boy had not been established as of Monday afternoon, but the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities in Giles County had asked the public to be on the lookout for a 2-year-old boy who was reportedly abducted from the church.

The county Sheriff’s Office said Noah Gabriel Trout was taken from a nursery at Riverview Baptist Church by an unidentified woman sometime in the afternoon. Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert and said the boy was believed to be in “extreme danger.”

The woman left in a dark-colored van or SUV from the church in the 200 block of Big Stony Creek Road, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Millirons said that that investigators identified a person of interest in the case, and officers from the FBI and state police set up a perimeter in Alleghany County. They saw a child matching Noah's description and swooped in, Millirons said.

Noah seems fine but will undergo further evaluation at a hospital, Millirons said.

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