Amber Alert cancelled for girl, grandmother abducted in Harrisonburg; suspect arrested


HARRISONBURG, Va. (WAVY) — An Amber Alert for a 12-year-old and her grandmother has been canceled, police say.

The search for the pair continues, however, in accordance with the program’s policy, the Amber Alert must be canceled after a period of time.

The original An Amber Alert was issued on August 7 for a 12-year-old and her grandmother, after police believed they were abducted by a man in Harrisonburg. 

Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, 48, and her granddaughter Angie Carolina Rodriguez-Rubio, 12, were last seen Sunday afternoon in the 2800 of South Main Street in Harrisonburg. 

The Harrisonburg Police Department believes they were abducted by Hareton Jaime Rodriguez-Sariol, who was seen leaving the scene of a vehicle fire near mile marker 2 on I-66 in Warren County around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say both the child and her grandmother were also seen with Rodriguez-Sariol. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Harrisonburg police said Rodriguez was taken into custody in Pennsylvania, but the child and her grandmother were still missing. 

Angie Caroline Rodriguez Rubio is described as 5 feet 1 inches tall, 112 pounds, with long, curly brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black blouse with flowers, black leggings and white sandals. 

Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, approximately 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a burgundy blouse and a black shirt. 

Police say Rodriguez-Sariol has a history of infatuation with Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio. 

Anyone with info is asked to call 911. 

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