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.


Original story:

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.