Young New York girl missing since 2019 found hidden under staircase
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a young girl reported missing in 2019 was found hidden under a staircase by officers searching a home in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Police in Saugerties say the child was found healthy Monday night about 130 miles east of Cayuga Heights, where she was reported missing in July 2019, when she was 4 years old.
Officers executing a search warrant found the girl in a cold, wet, makeshift room under a basement staircase with her noncustodial mother.
The girl was turned over to her legal guardian and reunited with her older sister.