Law enforcement working to confirm sighting of Amber Alert suspect

MARION COUNTY, W.Va. — The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported sighting Tuesday of Arlie Hetrick, the father a missing four-year-old Gracelynn Scritchfield, in Williams, Arizona.

Now, police say that sighting may have coincided with a segment seen on national TV.

“News media received information stating that Gracelynn Scritchfield was seen in the Willaims, Arizona area. This was the only tip that came in due to ‘Live PD’ airing, it is not confirmed that either Arlie Hetrick III or Gracelynn Scritchfield were seen or located,” West Virginia State Police Director of Public Relations Cpt. Shallon Oglesby said.

“Live PD” is a program on A&E that follows police officers during their nightly patrols.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety told WAJR news no sightings have been confirmed by a law enforcement agency.

Hetrick picked Gracelynn up on July 6 from her mother. She has been missing since.

Gracelynn Scritchfield is described as a four-year-old white female, 3-feet tall, 35 pounds, brownish-blinde hair, blue eyes and wearing summer clothes. Hetrick,26, is described as a white male, 5-feet 9-inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. They are believed to be in a 2001 gold Subaru with West Virginia license plate number “1TH163.”

West Virginia State Police believe the girl is in extreme danger.

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