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Missing Kentucky 5-year-old girl found safe, her dad taken into custody for her mom's murder: Police

A missing 5-year-old girl has been found safe and her father -- who was wanted for the murder of the little girl's mom -- is in custody, Kentucky authorities said Monday afternoon.

An Amber Alert was issued Monday morning for Lela Black, from Princeton, Kentucky, who was believed to be with her biological father, 42-year-old Byron Black, Kentucky State Police said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Byron Black for the murder of Lela's mom, police said.

PHOTO: Lela Black is seen here in an undated file photo released by authorities. | Byron Black is seen here in an undated file photo released by authorities. (Kentucky State Police)
PHOTO: Lela Black is seen here in an undated file photo released by authorities. | Byron Black is seen here in an undated file photo released by authorities. (Kentucky State Police)

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On Sunday, authorities responded to Lela's home and found her mom, Kelly Black, shot in the back of the head, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children said.

Princeton is about 40 miles north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

State police announced Monday afternoon that Lela was found safe and her dad was in custody. Police did not say where they were found.

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