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AMBER ALERT: Tennessee girl and alleged abductor possibly spotted in Idaho

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Carlie Trent and her alleged abductor Gary Simpson. If you see them, call 911. Carlie Trent and her alleged abductor Gary Simpson. If you see them, call 911.
Simpson was last seen driving a van similar to this one (PHOTO: TBI) Simpson was last seen driving a van similar to this one (PHOTO: TBI)
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Update: The Idaho State Police report that they are in contact with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation about issuing an AMBER Alert in Idaho. They have been advised that the TBI has received calls about sightings from 11 different states and that they do not believe there is enough evidence to issue an AMBER Alert for 9-year-old Carlie in Idaho.

ISP says they will remain in contact with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and will issue an alert immediately if requested to do so.

In the meantime, Idaho law enforcement has the AMBER Alert information on the case and will be keeping a look out for Carlie, the suspect Gary Simpson or the van they are believed to be traveling in. If anyone spots Carlie, Simpson, or the van, call 911 immediately.

Previous coverage:

On May 4, 2016, 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent was taken from her school by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson. Authorities say Simpson took Trent under false pretenses and their whereabouts are currently unknown. 

However, on Tuesday law enforcement said they have received multiple new leads suggesting Trent and Simpson may have been spotted in the Idaho Falls area. Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion van with Tennessee license plates 173GPS with a dark stripe down the middle and light gold running boards. New leads suggest that car was spotted traveling on I-84 and Highway 15 and may have been spotted in the Mountain Home and Idaho Falls area. 

Warrants for kidnapping have been issued for Gary Simpson and the United State Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for the safe return of Carlie Trent and for information leading to the arrest of Gary Simpson. Carlie's pediatrician is offering an additional $10,000 reward. 

Carlie is 4'8" and weighs 75 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black and gray tank top with blue jeans. 

Simpson is 5'10" and weighs 157 pounds. He is balding and has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark-colored shirt and jeans. 

The public is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) if you have seen Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson or the listed vehicle they are believed to be traveling in.

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