9-year-old who went missing at New York state park found safe

October 3, 2023

After some resistance, the suspect was taken into custody and immediately the little girl was found in a cabinet. She knew she was being rescued. She knew that she was in safe hands.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D). A 9-year-old girl who vanished from a NY state park while on a family camping trip was located after a two-day search involving around 400 people; police have reported her to be “safe and in good health.”

What to Know: The young girl disappeared while riding her bike at a State Park in upstate New York. Investigators were able to locate her after analyzing a ransom note the suspect allegedly dropped in the family’s mailbox; police found fingerprints on the note, with one matching to a suspect “who was in a database from a 1999 DWI case, Hochul said” (The Associated Press). Law enforcement used the fingerprints to locate the suspect and found him and the 9-year-old girl in a camper on Monday.

9-year-old who vanished from New York state park found safe and man linked to ransom note arrested (The Associated Press)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas