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Police Locate Kidnapped 4-year-old Girl Alive

Police Locate Kidnapped 4-year-old Girl Alive

Alisa Maier

AP via YellowBrix

July 07, 2010

LOUISIANA, Mo. – A 4-year-old girl Missouri girl missing for more than 24 hours was found alive more than 70 miles from her home, authorities say.

St. Louis County police dispatcher Paul Jackson said Alisa Maier was found late Tuesday in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton after police received a call about a boy wandering around at a car wash. It turned out the child was Alisa, Jackson said.

Police and the FBI did not immediately have additional details early Wednesday.

Police continue to search for the man suspected of snatching Alisa from the front yard of her Louisiana, Mo., home.

She and her 5-year-old brother were playing about 8 p.m. Monday night. The boy told police a man he did not know, driving a four-door car, pulled up and ordered his sister to get in before driving away.

Police had only a vague description of the abductor – possibly a white male with dark hair in his late teens or early 20s.

Louisiana is a town of about 4,000 residents 80 miles north of St. Louis, has a Mississippi River bridge. The family’s home is a short distance from Route 79, a highway along the river that runs from Hannibal to near St. Louis.

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