Police: Missing Girl, Mom May Be In Louisville
Mother's statements to father last week may have led to Amber Alert
Investigators believe a woman from Fishers took her eight-year-old daughter to Kentucky after a judge took custody of the girl away from her.
An Amber Alert was issued last night for Sophia Snow after Jennifer Ansari refused to give the girl up. Sophia is the daughter of Ansari and Aaron Snow, who were never married but split up before Sophia's first birthday.
Aaron Snow's attorney, Rodney Sarcovics, says a judge in Hamilton County gave custody of the girl to Snow about a month ago, and says Ansari was supposed to turn her over yesterday. "There were circumstances last week which caused some emergency motions being filed with the court to accelerate the custody exchange date," said Sarcovics. Specifically, Sarcovics says Snow spoke on the phone with Ansari from Snow's current home in Florida last Thursday. "The contents of that conversation caused my client great concern. He immediately booked a flight to come to Indianapolis and try to secure custody of Sophia."
The judge agreed to speed up the transfer of the girl, and Ansari left town, prompting an Amber Alert to be issued Tuesday night by Indiana State Police. Ansari's parents live in Louisville, Kentucky, and while they haven't seen her or her daughter, her father told Louisville TV station WDRB that Ansari didn't think Snow was fit to have custody. "My daughter is absolutely no threat to this child. My daughter takes very good care of this child," Wagner said.
Snow's attorney says there were hours of testimony taken by the Hamilton County judge that persuaded him otherwise. "My client has not been charged with any criminal offenses and has never been arrested," said Sarcovics. "I am not aware of any allegations of abuse that have ever been substantiated."
The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office has issued an arrest warrant for Ansari, charging her with interference with custody.