This morning Jan. 15 a 5-year-old missing Philadelphia girl was found. The girl was taken from her elementary school by an unknown woman. She was found in a park on the outside of the city crying for help.
Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood has shared with the Associated Press that a man that was walking down the street heard her cries and found little Nailla Robinson hiding nearby under a jungle gym in the park.
The Superintendent said that she is ok, but has been taken to a local hospital to be checked out.
MyFoxPhilly.com reports the mayor had announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Nailla, who was taken out of her classroom by a woman who told the teacher she had signed the girl out for the day.
An official told the Philadelphia Daily News that the woman introduced herself as "Tiffany," but her signature in the school visitor log was illegible.
Police were notified that the girl was missing later that afternoon. A caretaker from the child's after-school program came to pick her up and she was not there.
Nailla's mother has appeared on local media, saddened and tearfully pleading for her child's safe return.
A School district spokesman identified as Francisco Gallard told the newspaper that allowing the girl to leave school with an unknown adult was a "serious break in procedure."
According to Gallard adults are not allowed to go into any classrooms to check children out. The procedure is that they're to go to the administrative office, their ID is to be checked, and the record is to be reviewed to see if the person is the guardian of record or parent. If that checks out, then the classroom is called for the child to be brought to the office.
Surveillance video of Nailla leaving school with the unknown woman has shown that the girl didn't appear to think that she was in any danger. Police said the little girl was often picked up by various people from the after-school program.
State police told MyFoxPhilly.com that the woman who took the girl was wearing Muslim-style clothing and appeared to be pregnant.
The investigation will continue to be an active ongoing case.