Missing Second-Grade Girl Found Safe

Missing Second-Grade Girl Found Safe

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Photo Courtesy Salt Lake School DistrictMary Richards, KSL Newsradio

An all-out search for a missing girl ends happily this morning. The Salt Lake City girl was missing from Whittier Elementary School for a time.

With all the recent reports of attempted abductions, Salt Lake police and the school knew they had to take this report of a missing second-grade girl seriously.

"Somewhere between her front door and the school she had gone [missing], and we didn't know where she was," explained Jason Olsen, spokesman for the Salt Lake School District.

Bike patrols searched the neighborhood. Officers looked at surveillance cameras and started calling people. They found the girl at an aunt's house.

"Happy ending, and that's what the police resources, the video cameras and everything else, that's why they're there for," Olsen said.

Olsen says they now want to figure out how the miscommunication happened.

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