LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU/CNN) - Indiana State Police have canceled a statewide Amber Alert issued for a missing teen from northwest Indiana.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office requested the alert activation when the victim, 16-year-old Madison Elizabeth Yancy Eddlemon, went missing.
At the time the alert was issued Sunday morning, Madison was last seen on Saturday, Aug 17, at 9 a.m. in Crown Point. Police said she was believed to be in extreme danger.
When Madison was found and the alert was canceled, it was quite a relief for the girl's mother.
"The most amazing moment ever. Like, awesome," Nichole Cain said. "Her voice, crying, happy. I can't wait to hug her."
Madison's car had been left at an intersection not far from her home. Her belongings were still in the car, and one of the windows was cracked.
Following the issuance of the Amber Alert, the FBI took over. They reportedly have shared limited information with the family on how the situation began, but ISP identified 22-year-old Martin Alexander Curry-Fishtorn as an early suspect.
"He pulled up on her car, [and] she thought he was going to hit her," Cain said. "He came to her driver's door, ripped her out of her car, threw her over his shoulder and threw her into his car."
Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, confirmed they have Curry-Fishtorn in custody.
Madison's family said Curry-Fishtorn has been stalking Madison for the last year. They filed a restraining order against him in March after they say he stabbed her with a needle and threw food at her.
"He took her to some unsuspecting family's house that had no idea ... and dyed her hair black," Cain said of what happened in Arkansas.
Authorities have not released information on how or where they located Madison.
No charges have been filed against Curry-Fishtorn yet.
Madison is believed to be unharmed and is expected to return to Indiana soon.