UPDATE: Police locate missing 4-year-old girl
Last updated at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27
Four-year-old Alyiah Touyon has been located and is safe, according to Anchorage police spokesperson Jennifer Castro.
“Officers located her down the street at a residence a couple blocks away,” said Castro. “She’s safe and okay.”
About 30 people turned out to help search for Touyon, but before they began police learned the girl was at a nearby home.
An APD officer at the scene told KTVA a family member picked up the girl Wednesday afternoon without the parents knowing. Police also said they’ll be investigating the situation further.
The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 4-year-old girl.
Alyiah Touyon was last seen at her home at the 3000 block of Outta Place in the Spenard neighborhood at around 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to an online release from police.
A parent told police they were asleep when the girl left the house, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro told KTVA Wednesday evening.
Police are organizing a search involving officers and community volunteers. They will be walking the neighborhood, as well as nearby parks and public places, according to Castro.
Touyon is described as 3-feet tall, weighing 60 pounds with dark, curly hair.
“She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, a purple and white skirt, and purple flip-flops,” wrote police.
Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 786-8900.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates.
KTVA’s Daniella Rivera contributed reporting.