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Amber Alert subject located safe; mother surrenders to police

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Sophia Snow, 8, subject of now-canceled Amber Alert Sophia Snow, 8, subject of now-canceled Amber Alert

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- The Fishers, Indiana, mother wanted as part of an Amber Alert surrendered to Louisville Metro Police Wednesday afternoon. Police said her child, 8-year-old Sophia Snow, is "fine and unharmed."

Officers located the mother, Jennifer Ansari, about 5:45 p.m. at a home on Hi-View Road, metro police said.  A news release said Ansari was "very cooperative."  She was arrested and taken to Metro Corrections to be booked on an Indiana warrant for custodial interference.

Metro police were in contact with police in Indiana about the case Wednesday evening.

A judge in Hamilton County, Ind., ruled Aug. 29 that the girl is supposed to be in her father's custody.  Court records show custody was granted to Sophia Snow's father, Aaron Snow, on that day.

Sophia's mother, Jennifer Ansari, was supposed to hand Sophia over her father by Sept. 3, but she did not, police said.  Ansari's parents say that's because their daughter believes believe Aaron Snow isn't fit to be a father. Authorities issued a warrant for Jennifer Ansari about lunchtime Wednesday.

In an interview with WDRB's Rachel Collier Wednesday morning, Ansari's father, Raymond Wagner, said, "My daughter is absolutely no threat to this child. My daughter takes very good care of this child. My daughter has had custody for eight-and-a-half years of this child."

Snow's attorney, Rodney Sarcovics, told WDRB by phone that Aaron Snow has never had any criminal charges filed against him. He says there have been "accusations" about his client, but nothing has ever been substantiated. Sarcovics says his client is concerned for the safety of his daughter. Snow lives in Florida, but is currently in Indiana because of the custody battle.

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