Amber Alert issued for girl abducted from school

Published: Friday, March 9 2012 4:41 p.m. MST

WEST VALLEY CITY -- Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 10-year-old girl abducted from her West Valley elementary school Friday afternoon.

Police say Aliyah Kay Crowder was last seen at Silver Hills Elementary School, 5770 West 5100 South. She was taken from the school in a dark color Chevy Malibu or Impala with unknown plates.

Aliyah is 4 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 70 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. Aliyah was wearing a dark blue shirt, knee-length jeans, and Converser tennis shoes one with black laces and the other with white laces.

The suspected kidnapper is Athena Venus Barker. Police have not confirmed her relationship to Aliyah, if there is one.

Barker is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. She also has brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a brown leather jacket.

If you see Aliyah or Barker, or the suspect vehicle, call 911 immediately.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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