Missing 4-year-old girl found under the bed
Police at Richmond, Calif. in the San Francisco Bay Area have reported finding a 4-year-old girl who was missing in an unusual manner.
Police say they found Amieya Renee Stewart in the same house she reportedly had been missing from as she was hiding under a abed. The girl who was said to enjoy playing hiding games was in good spirits and good condition, according to authorities.
Amieya went missing around 5 p.m. Friday, May 31 from a residence at 4230 Wall Ave. in the industrial city of Richmond, with about 105,000 people in Contra Costa County, just north of Berkley. She had been visiting other family members, according to Contra Costa Sheriff’s Lt. Bisa French.
Family and friends searched far and wide for several hours to find the missing toddler. She was found in a strange place, obscured by a lot of stuff. She was located under the bed where she had hidden.
“She was surrounded by many different items and unfortunately had gone undetected,” French said, adding that family members who continued to search for the little girl let out screams of joy when told of the safe recovery.
It might not have been that much of a stretch to search the house first before scouring the neighborhood for clues, if Amieya’s relatives are to be considered. Her grandmother told NBC Bay Area that the little girl was into hiding.
Amieya’s mother was last seen by NBC Bay Area holding the safely found girl in her arms. She apologized for the incident, telling everybody she was sorry for the worry caused. She also noted family members had looked everywhere in the house for the missing child. Even police dogs specially brought in for the incident could not find the missing toddler, according to the mother.
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A police lieutenant said Saturday Amia Renee disappeared shortly before 5 p.m. Friday from a home at 4230 Wall Ave. where she was visiting family, Lt. Bisa French said.
After several hours of searching, the missing girl was found under a bed at the same house she had gone missing from, French said.
“She was surrounded by many different items and unfortunately had gone undetected,” police spokesperson Lt. Bisa French told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The girl’s mother told reporters she was sorry for worrying the public.
According to the little girl’s grandmother, she has a habit of hiding from her family.
Her mother thanked everyone for helping in the search.
“I’m sorry that she was in here. I feel like we looked for her really, really good — they had the dogs come in and everything,” said Christina Nance, Amia’s mother. “I’m sorry we put everybody through this, but I’m so happy she’s okay.”
The word why the missing girl was under the bed but it seems that she could have been hiding simply as some kind of hide and seek game, and she may have fallen off asleep.
While this missing girl under bed story caused international headlines, no doubt, the family and Richmond community are breathing a sense of relief with a happy ending.
The girl is in good condition, according to French.
According to a report from ABC News, thousands of people go missing in the United States each year and many are never heard from again.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States — that’s roughly 2,000 per day. Of those, there are 115 child “stranger abduction” cases each year, which means the child was taken by an unknown person.
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