AMBER ALERT: 3 children abducted from Arizona

Children abducted
An Amber Alert was issued for three children said to have been abducted on Jan. 6, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – Police have issued an Amber Alert Wednesday night for three children abducted from Yuma, Arizona.

Around 1 p.m., Evan and Alma Short fled from Yuma with their three kids – Tristan, Aidian and June Short – ignoring a court order to turn over custody to Department of Child Services.

They are believed to be traveling in a black 2016 Dodge Ram with Arizona license plate number: F7003B.

If you have any information about this case, call 911. You can also contact the Yuma Police Department 928-783-4421 or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline at 1-800-843-5678.


  • Children abducted
    Evan Short

    Name: Evan Short (father)

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 195 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Name: Alma Short (mother)
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 125 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Long, brown

    Children abducted
    Alma Short
  • Name: Tristan Short
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 145 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Name: Aidian Short
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Name: June Short
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height: 3’
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown

An AMBER Alert is a rapid notification system to alert the public and solicit their assistance when a child has been abducted and is facing grave danger.

The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the following criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert: 1) There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred; 2) The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger; 3) The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death; 4) There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.

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1 Comment

  • .... January 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Well I rest my case. These are types of scumbags that come from Arizona

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