Amber alert canceled for 12-year-old girl from Long Beach

An Ebony Alert for a 12-year-old girl missing out of Long Beach was canceled early Sunday after she was found safe, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Teriana Mahomes was last seen around 4 p.m. on July 3, in the 6600 block of Atlantic Avenue. According to police, the girl was with her mother's boyfriend, Clark Thomas Wheeler. 

Theresa Mahomes describes her daughter as a nice 12-year-old who loves dancing with her older sister.

"She’s friendly, she’s nice, she loves to dance," said Theresa. "I just want her to come back. I just want her to come back home."

According to Theresa, her boyfriend was supposed to bring Teriana home Wednesday afternoon but never did.

Clark Wheeler

"We went to get something to eat and things like that," said Theresa. "Then, we came back. He was nowhere to be found. I’m very worried. I’m very, very worried, as a mom has to be."

According to authorities, the 12-year-old was abducted Wednesday afternoon in Long Beach.  Law enforcement names Theresa’s boyfriend, 42-year-old Clark Wheeler, as the suspect.

"Bye," said Theresa. "Like, Bye. Move on. I’m moving on. Whatever happened, happened. They should have never did this. You don’t do that to no kid."

Theresa told FOX 11 she isn’t sure why Wheeler would take her daughter.

"Mommy loves her," said Theresa. "I just pray that they release her and for her to be safe. For her to just come back to me, her sister, and her family."