Missing California Girl Found in Utah

Missing California Girl Found in Utah


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(Riverside, California-AP) -- A five-year-old girl who vanished from her home in Riverside, California, today was found when a passer-by saw her eating lunch at a Utah park with the man who allegedly abducted her.

Anabella Jade Clark is safely in the hands of Utah authorities and in good condition.

Forty-eight-year-old Charles William Mix, a roommate of the girl's father and a part-time worker at the Chino Airport, was is being held at Richfield.

Police said they did not know why the girl was taken, but they were investigating a report that he had claimed he didn't like the way the girl was being treated.

The tip that solved the case came from 32-year-old Leisa (lee-suh) Hilton of Richfield, who noticed the two at a park near a church and called police.

She said "I just had a feeling. He looked wrong. He looked scary. `I hated to be judgmental but he didn't look like he'd be a grandfather."

She said he had a long beard and long, gray, scraggly hair and she thought he was in his late 50s or 60s.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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