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Amber Alert canceled, missing 8-year-old found safe

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Haley Poupard was last seen at the Comfort Inn on Telegraph in Taylor Wednesday morning. Haley Poupard was last seen at the Comfort Inn on Telegraph in Taylor Wednesday morning.
Taylor police search a truck in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn on Wednesday morning. Taylor police search a truck in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn on Wednesday morning.
TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) -- Police a say an 8-year-old girl reported missing for nearly five hours was found safe inside her family's Dearborn Heights home.

The girl's parents were arrested for possible child neglect after police confirmed Haley Poupard was OK. An Amber Alert issued Wednesday morning was canceled.

Police say the family of five was either evicted or chose to leave their Dearborn Heights home Tuesday night and stayed at a Comfort Inn in Taylor. The girl's parents told police that they lost track of her when they went inside to check in. They thought she was in a pickup truck.

Taylor Police Chief Mary Sclabassi says her department's initial investigation shows that Haley never left the family's home. Sclabassi says the girl was "fortunately unaware" of the confusion and the search when officers found her.

All three children turned over to grandparents.

"My niece and her boyfriend really need help," said Traci Joslin, Haley's great aunt. "They have some drug addictions and they need to get clean."

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