Missing 7 year old found in neighbor’s apartment after two hour search

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A search for a missing 7 year old girl came to an end after the child was found in a neighbor’s home.

Police got the call from the Esperanza at Palo Alto Apartments at around 11:30 P.M. Wednesday.

The girl’s parents told officers that they girl had been arguing with them and stepped outside to “cool off”, something she often does when things get heated with mom and dad.

But when her parents went out to check on her, she was gone.

Officers got to the scene and began searching the area around the apartments, even bringing in a helicopter to help locate her.

While officers were going door to door to ask if anyone had seen the missing girl, a female neighbor informed them that the child was in her apartment.

Reports indicate the neighbor and child already knew each other but it’s unclear whether or not the neighbor knew the girl had been reported missing.

No charges have been filed and a mandatory report has been filed with Child Protective Services.

The child was returned to her parents.

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