A 2-year-old girl reported missing from the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church campus on Tuesday has been found safe.
FOX 5′s Aungelique Proctor says Myrai Robinson was found inside a dark gray 2010 Dodge Caravan at Lithonia High School after more than three hours of searching.
According to DeKalb police, a daycare provider left the child sleeping inside the van at the Life Center at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church as she went inside the fitness center to run a quick errand. After about 5 to 7 minutes, she returned to find the van and Robinson gone.
The stolen van sparked an immediate search. Family members begged the community to help find Robinson. Yvette English, Robinson’s aunt, jumped in her car to go look for the missing girl.
Proctor reports that Melba Williams spotted the van in the parking lot after seeing the story on FOX 5 News at Noon.
“I could see the baby and she was screaming, so I stopped and I got out and said, ‘Momma’s coming.’ Then I dialed 911,” said Williams.
Williams said that she calmed the child down as she waited for police.
“She didn’t seem hurt or anything. She was just happy to see someone,” Williams said. “I just kept saying, ‘It’s going to be OK, Mommy is gonna be here.’”
After a short time, the girl was reunited with her mother, Charity Gibson.
“I just want to say thank you. It’s truly a blessing that we were able to find her because most of the time things like this don’t turn out so good,” said Gibson.
Myrai’s family said they were grateful for the community’s support.
“It’s still a lot of great, wonderful people in this community and it just goes to show you that. …at times like this, the best in people comes out,” said a family member.
DeKalb County police are still looking for the man who stole the van. They said they are reviewing surveillance footage to hopefully get some clues.
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