NC AMBER Alert girl found alive, chained to a tree

Stephanie Lopez Castro
Stephanie Lopez Castro (Courtesy: New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department)
WILMINGTON, N.C.( WNCT) – A six-year-old girl from New Hanover County that was the subject of an Amber Alert has been located.
The New Hanover Sheriff’s Office said in a morning news conference that they located Stefanny Lopez-Castro within two miles of her home.  She’s said to be doing well, according to the family.
46-year-old Douglas Edwards of Wilmington is in custody in connection with the girl’s abduction. He’s charged with first-degree kidnapping and was picked up in New Hanover County Thursday morning.
Authorities said he’s a registered sex offender.

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