Search continues for missing West Virginia girl

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WHSV) — UPDATE (July 23):

Gracelynn Scritchfield and Arlie Edward Hetrick III | Photo compilation by WHSV

The mother of a girl who West Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert for on Monday says she was supposed to be on a routine visit with her father.

According to Summer Stritchfield, 4-year-old Gracelynn June Scritchfield was taken by her father, Arlie Edward Hetrick III (also known as Trey) on July 13 for a routine visit.

Summer told media outlets that the girl was supposed to be returned home by 6 p.m. on July 14, but when she called Hetrick at 6:30 p.m. that day, he told her that he decided to take the girl on a week-long vacation.

The mother said she had not been told about the vacation before that, and Hetrick then said the trip would end on July 19.

But on July 19, he did not return and neither did the girl. Having not heard back from him, she called Fairmont police over this past weekend.

On Monday, July 22, West Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert, saying that they believe the girl is in extreme danger.

Summer said she doesn't know where the girl's father could have gone, but she's heard rumors he may have taken her out-of-state or potentially even out of the country.

Trey may be driving a 2001 gold Subaru Forester with West Virginia license plate 1TH163.

Scritchfield is described as a 4-year-old white girl standing 3-feet tall and weighing 35 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing summer attire. Police have no description beyond that of her clothing.

Hetrick III is described as a 26-year-old white man with brown hair and blue eyes, standing 5-feet, 9-inches and weighing 140 pounds.

If you have any information about Gracelynn's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the West Virginia State Police in Fairmont at 304-367-2850, your local 911, or *SP on a cell phone.

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An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old West Virginia girl who police say is in extreme danger.

According to West Virginia State Police, 4-year-old Gracelynn June Scritchfield was last seen at 785 Husky Highway in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 6.

She is believed to have been abducted by her biological father, Arlie Edward Hetrick III, also known as Trey.

Trey may be driving a 2001 gold Subaru Forester with West Virginia license plate 1TH163.

Scritchfield is described as a 4-year-old white girl standing 3-feet tall and weighing 35 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing summer attire. Police have no description beyond that of her clothing.

Hetrick III is described as a 26-year-old white man with brown hair and blue eyes, standing 5-feet, 9-inches and weighing 140 pounds.

If you have any information about Gracelynn's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the West Virginia State Police in Fairmont at 304-367-2850, your local 911, or *SP on a cell phone.