Missing toddler found safe

DOWNEY - A 2-year-old girl allegedly abducted from her Downey home by a family acquaintance was found safe and unharmed less than 24 hours after she disappeared.Stephanie Nicole Hartzell disappeared late Monday afternoon. The girl's mother told police that 42-year-old Kailei Shannon Valdivia, an acquaintance of the family, was temporarily living in the house. Valdivia reportedly told the mother she was going to the store with Stephanie and would be "right back." They left about 6 p.m. Monday and never returned. The girl's mother notified police at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Police notified media and launched an immediate search. By late Tuesday afternoon police had found Valdivia and the little girl. Stephanie was unharmed and Valdivia was being held for questioning.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20