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4-year-old girl missing since 2019 found alive under staircase - Africaflavournews

 A 4-year-old girl who had been missing since 2019 was found alive and well by police hidden in a secret room under the staircase of a New York home.


Paislee Shultis, now 6-year-old, was rescued from the property in Saugerties in upstate New York on Monday night February 14,vafter authorities received a tip regarding her whereabouts, according to the Saugerties Police Department.

Officers spent an hour searching the home before they found the girl hidden in the makeshift room under the staircase which led to a basement.

Authorities say that a detective felt there was something odd about the staircase before seeing a blanket and a flashing light.

“Detectives used a halogen tool to remove several of the wooden steps, and that is when detectives saw a pair of tiny feet,” a Saugerties Police statement said.

“After removing several more steps, the child and her abductor were discovered within. The space was small, cold, and wet.”

The youngster was examined by paramedics who determined she was in good health and she was returned to her legal guardian.

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