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Amber Alert canceled, yet more questions on teen's disappearance

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A 16-year-old from Oak Cliff arrived home this morning after he was believed to have been abducted and in danger.

Dallas police issued an Amber Alert and now we are learning more about why that decision was made.

The teen's mom said her son showed up unharmed at her doorstep early in the morning.

She has not had a chance to find out the details of where he'd been.

Dallas police now saying the case had been classified as a runaway but got reclassified to a kidnapping after the boy's father got a call.

Jackie Jones, mother of 16-year-old Aron Jones is exhausted and relieved her son is home.

But now, questions of his whereabouts and what happened that escalated a statewide Amber Alert.

Wednesday afternoon, the day after Aron Jones was seen walking away from his Oak Cliff house with two males, family members say Aron's father received a call from Aron who said he was ok.

But the teen did not know where he was and was being held against his will.

"If he wasn't held against his will, why didn't he come home? If he couldn't have just came whenever he felt like it, why didn't he come home? If I knew that, I'd tell you guys that, "said Jones.

In a news release, Dallas police said that's what triggered the amber alert. Police released a picture of a man Aron was believed to be with and the description of a gold Range Rover.

Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson helped establish the nationwide Amber Alert system.

"Right now it's rare enough and people understand that it is used in the most serious child abduction situation. This is not for missing children. This is not for lost children," said Anderson.

Anderson was not involved in the Dallas case or the issuing of that alert.

He says local police departments use the same criteria to determine what's alert worthy and use their own discretion to issue an alert regionally.

They then apply to the Department of Public Safety in Austin who determines if it will go statewide.

"All you can do it get your best and brightest people who know the most about the case, get them together and say,' tell me everything you know' and then look at the totality of the circumstances", Anderson said.

Jackie Jones says she believes her son was in danger and is grateful for his returns. Jones went on to say that she, her son and his dad will have a long talk about what happened.

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