8-year-old Kokomo girl found safe after kidnapping

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A girl who went missing in Kokomo, Indiana has been found by police. 

The Kokomo Police Department posted on Facebook that the girl had been found. She was found with her mother, Sherica Wizzard, in Indianapolis. 

Capt. Tonda Cockrell with the Kokomo Police Department said Monday night a father told officers his 8-year-old daughter had been taken from an IHOP restaurant at 50 West 300 South by her biological mother, 29-year-old.

The child’s father has full custody of Williams and had recently allowed Wizzard to spend time with her daughter.

Officers said without permission, Wizzard took the child and ran across 931 toward a Speedway gas station. Wizzard and the child got into a four-door Pontiac with dark tinted windows and went northbound on 931.

Kokomo police said this case did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.

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