Girl found safe after mom took her to ‘be with the Lord,’ officials say

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington state Amber Alert was called off Monday afternoon after a 6-year-old Spokane Valley girl was found safe.

Authorities issued the alert after Tracy Packard pulled her daughter Danika from school to “go be with the Lord,” the school told Danika’s father.

Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Danika’s father reporting the odd behavior at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Authorities searched the family’s homes and vehicles in Spokane and contacted authorities in North Idaho.

It’s not yet clear how officials found Packard; the Amber Alert was canceled at about 3:30 p.m.