Amber Alert Canceled, 12-Year-Old Girl and 8-Year-Old Boy Found Safe

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013  |  Updated 9:21 AM CDT
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University Park police say the two children were with their father, 43-year-old Clifford Holland, at a Downtown Dallas hotel. Police add he is the non-custodial parent, and was not supposed to have them.

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

University Park police say the two children were with their father, 43-year-old Clifford Holland, at a Downtown Dallas hotel. Police add he is the non-custodial parent, and was not supposed to have them.

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An Amber Alert has been canceled for a girl and boy who have been missing since Wednesday.

The children have been found safe. As of 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that the Amber Alert had been canceled.

Elle Holland, 12, and Asher Holland, 8, were last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 6:15 p.m. in the University Park area.

University Park police say the two children were with their father, 43-year-old Clifford Holland, at a Downtown Dallas hotel. Police add he is the non-custodial parent, and was not supposed to have them.

The mother of the two children called police Wednesday, and told them the kids’ dad picked them up when she wasn’t home.  

The report didn’t meet the criteria for an Amber Alert, but a district judge got involved and the alert was issued Friday.

Police had been looking for Clifford Holland at a hotel where they believed he sometimes stayed.

When the alert was issued, someone recognized him. He allegedly registered at the hotel with an alias.  

Police say the kids appear to be doing fine.   

“I called and let her know the kids are on the way. They are now with mom, so she is very thankful this Thanksgiving,” said Officer Lita Snellgrove of the University Park Police Department.

Clifford Holland faces the felony charge of interference with child custody.

NBC 5's Julie Fine contributed to this report.

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