Prayer event held as the search continues for toddler at the center of Amber Alert

VERONA, Pa. — UPDATE: Police sources tell Channel 11 that the body of Nalani Johnson has been found during a search in a Blairsville park. This story below will no longer be updated. Click here for the latest information.

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ORIGINAL: Dozens of people gathered at a prayer vigil hoping for the safe return of a girl who was abducted and was at the center of a local Amber Alert.

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Organized by a local pastor, the event featured candles and flyers with Nalani Johnson's picture. Johnson was allegedly taken over the weekend by a woman claiming she was told to sell the toddler.

"It warms my  heart that there are strangers who really do care and that they want to know what happened," said Tayana Williams, a friend of Johnson's family.

It was emotional at times for many of the participants. Almost every person who attended left with flyers with Johnson's face.

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