Police search for 2-year-old Maine girl

The Associated Press
Posted Nov. 09, 2009, at 6:20 p.m.

SANFORD, Maine — Maine police have issued the state’s first Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old girl who was taken by her father after he allegedly assaulted the girl’s mother at her Sanford apartment.

Authorities are searching for 38-year-old Gary Traynham and his daughter, Hailey, who was taken from her mother at 11:15 a.m. Monday.

This is the first Amber Alert issued in Maine since the system went into effect in December of 2008.

Police believe Traynham and the girl may be in eastern New Hampshire.

Traynham is driving a 1998 green Dodge 1500 pickup truck with Maine registration 8629NB.

He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 230 pounds with balding brown hair, hazel eyes and a dark goatee. Police say the girl has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes.

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