Amber Alert canceled, 7-year-old girl found safe

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — An Amber Alert has been canceled after a missing Jefferson County girl was found safe.

Police spent much of the night looking for seven-year-old Mariska Montgomery. Shortly after 4:30 a.m.Wednesday, the Amber Alert was canceled.

Police said Mariska Montgomery was taken by her father, Scott M. Montgomery.

Investigators were unsure of Scott Montgomery’s motive, as they say he never had any contact with Mariska Montgomery in the past. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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