Missing 7-year-old girl found safe.
Published Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:46AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:37AM EST
Ottawa Police say a missing seven-year-old girl has been found, and she's safe and sound.
Khalida Musah had been reported missing at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
"This morning, the parents noticed the child was missing." said Inspector David Zackrias of Ottawa Police Service. "We searched the area, within a 300-metre radius...There is an investigation on-going to get more details."
Police confirmed she was safely located by 12:00 p.m. not far from where she was last seen in her east-end Ottawa neighbourhood along Tremblay Road.
Police have just found 7 y/o Khalida Musah; who appears safe and sound - the little girl now in the hands of @OttawaParamedic and @OttawaPolice near Tremblay Road where she was last seen yesterday @ctvottawa pic.twitter.com/ty0X3mFkbC— Mike Arsalides (@MArsalidesCTV) February 16, 2019
Ottawa Police are thanking the public for their help finding the missing girl.
"It is a big relief." said Inspector Zackrias. "You can tell the officers felt it; the compassion, the need to locate this child. Even before we completed the full briefing, we were out on the road, the officers showed up here, flooded this area...but I can tell you when we got an update the child was located it was a huge relief for the officers; they were very happy to hear that."
Police said an investigation into the circumstrances surrounding how the young girl went missing is underway.
With files from 580 CFRA's Ted Raymond.