SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - A search for a three-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by her mother in Sault Ste. Marie ended late Monday night when the toddler was found safe and sound.

Police didn't provide many details, but said Leila Elizabeth May was found "in good health and unharmed."

Authorities had issued an Amber Alert early Monday after May failed to return from a scheduled visit with her mom.

The alert expired around mid-morning but police in the northern Ontario city continued their search.

They had said the child was believed to be with her mother, 21-year-old Kristy Ann Barsanti.

By Monday night, Sgt. Brent Ralph said Barsanti turned herself into police.

Barsanti has been charged with one count of abduction in contravention of a custody order. She is to appear in court Tuesday.

The Amber Alert system is designed to inform the widest possible audience of a child's abduction.