Muscle Shoals police: 8-year-old reported missing found, mother in custody

Credit: Muscle Shoals police

Update: Muscle Shoals police say Mikala Merritt has been located and Amanda Louise Bevis is in custody.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 4:06 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2019 6:23 PM

Update: Muscle Shoals police say Mikala Merritt has been located and Amanda Louise Bevis is in custody.

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Original story:

Muscle Shoals police are asking the public for help finding an eight-year-old girl reported missing. 

Mikala Merritt is believed to be with her non-custodial parent, Amanda Louise Bevis. The department says Bevis did not return Mikala to her custodial parent, her uncle, after a weekend visit.

Police say Bevis is believed to be travelling in a Red 2005 Subaru Legacy with the Alabama License Plate, 2680BA0. According to the department, additional information indicates she and Mikala may have boarded a passenger bus in Huntsville that's en route to Michigan. 

Anyone with information about the locations of Mikala Merritt and Amanda Louise Bevis is asked to contact law enforcement at 256-383-6746.

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