Update: The child has been found and is safe.

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the St. Louis area at around 4:00 am today. The child was found at around 6:00 am and police are still looking for a suspect who stole the car the child was in.

Police said she was left unattended in a vehicle in a parking lot. That car was stolen by someone at around 2:24 am.

The car police were looking for is a purple 2012 Hyundai Sonata with Missouri plates. It may have been found in near Woodwind Drive at New Halls Ferry in St. Louis County. St. Louis County Police are still canvassing the neighborhood. They are still looking for a suspect.

A man who identified himself as the uncle of the missing two-year-old shared that the victim’s mother works at Dunn Road Manor as a security guard. He explained it’s possible she might have stopped to use the restroom because she was off the clock. When she came back outside the child and the car were gone.

The child is now safe and being evaluated by paramedics.