UPDATE: Parent Abducts Child From Oconee Day Care Center, Sheriff's Office Says

The child has been found safe and the suspect is in custody.

11:05: The Sheriff's Office says the day care has been "completely cooperative and forthcoming."

Investigators are conducting interviews and reviewing video tape provided by the child care facility.

"We will release more information when we have a complete picture of what happened," according to the latest post by the OCSO on a Facebook thread. "Our foremost responsibility and concern was the safe return of the child, and there are also some privacy/legal issues intertwined with the case.

7:41: "We thank the ACCPD for the awesome teamwork tonight," the OCSO posted on Facebook. "Great job!! I also want to thank our own staff for pulling together like they did. The little girl is in good spirits, and Lt. Higgins bought her some chicken nuggets for supper."

7:29: Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry told the Athens Banner-Herald Fluri will be charged with interference with custody of a child.

7:20: According to 11 Alive News, while the day care -- which hasn't yet been identified by authorities -- was in the process of verifying whether Fluri could take the child, she left with her.

6:20.: The child is safe and Fluri is reportedly in custody. Athens-Clarke County Police located the minivan on Milledge Avenue.

5:50: From the OCSO- "The child has not been found. We do not have a current location or direction of travel. We do believe her to be in the Athens/Oconee area."

Original (5:27 p.m.):

A notice on the Oconee County Sheriff's Facebook page:

A non-custodial parent just abducted a child from a day care center in Oconee. Suspect is a white female driving a 1999 red or maroon Nissan Quest minivan with a luggage rack on the roof. Tag number is GA: BXB0120.

Please call 911 immediately if you spot this vehicle.

The Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as Shannon Fluri, 48. Athens-Clarke County jail records list her address as Mars Hill Road in Watkinsville.

Sarah Cook January 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Looks like she had a recent arrest - wondering if or how it might be related. http://athens.patch.com/articles/clarke-county-jail-docket-january-19-to-26-2013-in-athens-ga
Sharon Swanepoel January 31, 2013 at 12:07 AM
The child has been found safe.
Stephanie Gross January 31, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Sarah, The arrest doesn't appear to be related. http://oconee.patch.com/articles/parent-suspected-of-abducting-her-child-had-recent-troubles-with-the-law


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