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Amber Alert | 16-year-old girl taken from Georgia home

An Amber Alert has been issued for a teen missing from Monroe County.

FORSYTH, Ga. -- A 16-year-old girl was abducted from Monroe County. Police believe she was taken by another teen.

According to authorities, 16-year-old Alyssa Riley Cole was taken from the 300 block of Gose Rd. on April 13 by 19-year-old Steven Tanner Meyer. Police said Meyer may be armed with a 9 mm pistol and an AR-15 rifle.

Cole is described as white, 5'4, 110 pounds with green eyes and long black hair. Meyer is described as white, 6'4, 302 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Lt. Lawrence Bittick III with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office told 11Alive News on Saturday morning the pair were last seen driving a 2003 dark gray GMC Yukon without a hood. That truck has a Georgia tag number ALW 3567.

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Police are looking for Steven Meyer. He is believed to be armed with a 9 mm pistol and an AR-15 rifle. Police said he is 6'4" tall and 302 pounds. 

Bittick said the pair were believed to be headed to Arkansas. He said the two of them were boyfriend and girlfriend, and told by her parents not to see each other.

He said the weapons that Meyer is believed to be carrying were reported missing from Cole's home after she was taken.

Bittick also told 11Alive News that authorities believe Cole left with Meyer willingly and wanted to return to Arkansas, where she had lived at an earlier point in her life.

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The pair are believed to be in a dark gray 2003 GMC Yukon without a hood with GA tag ALW 3567. 

Anyone with information about either person is asked to contact 911 immediately. You may also call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 478-994-7010.

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