Missing Girl, 6, Found Safe in Chula Vista

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Sherene Tagharobi

    Chula Vista Police have found a 6-year-old girl who was reported missing from her aunt's apartment Friday morning.

    The CVPD says the girl was last seen around 9 a.m. in the apartment complex on Oxford Street.

    The girl's mother told police she dropped off her daughter 40 feet from the aunt's home so she could spend the day there.

    The mother watched as her daughter walked toward the correct apartment, but she apparently never reached it, for the girl's grandfather, who also lives in the apartment, called her mother around 11:30 a.m. to ask where the child was.

    Her mother immediately called the CVPD, which deployed a search and rescue team and an air unit to search for the 6-year-old.

    Around 2:20 p.m., the girl was found safe at the Oxford Street address.

    The CVPD says it was a case of family miscommunication. The mother and aunt never spoke that day, but the aunt still met the girl at her apartment and took her to a clinic.

    However, the grandfather didn't realize the child had arrived safely, which is why he raised the alarm with her mother.

    Police were not able to get a hold of the aunt until she arrived with the child at her Oxford Street apartment.