Earlier this week, an Amber Alert was issued in North Dakota. As it turns out, the suspect has been dead for the past year. 

It didn't take long for the photo of Larry Marlin Fox to circulate around the internet as the state was searching for a missing 15-year-old girl from Parshall, ND.

After Fox's photo was distributed statewide, officials learned that he actually died last year. So, how is that possible?

There are two Larry Fox's in the system with the same middle initial. When Three Affiliated Tribes gave the state the wrong birthday, the wrong photo was sent out.

The good news is that the girl was found safe with her dad at a casino in New Town.