Missing 8-year-old girl Leilani Miller is found safe

- Mesa Police have located a missing 8-year-old named Leilani Miller.

At approximately 7:17 a.m., detectives were rechecking the locations where Leilani was last seen the previous day. Two detectives rounded the corner in the neighborhood only blocks from Hawthorne Elementary School, and they saw Leilani walking on the sidewalk.

Police say she looked dishelved, but there was no sign of foul play, and she looked like she was in good condition.

Leilani was then interviewed, where she said she and another classmate had planned to 'hang out' together after school. However, the friend decided not to follow through and Leilani proceeded to go by herself.

Police say she walked to a location in the area of the school where she stayed until this morning, shortly before she was found.

She had last been seen in the 600 Block of North Hunt Drive in Mesa, Arizona on Friday.  Sgt. Diana Williams said school was released at 2:15pm on Friday and the girl had been seen leaving Hawthorne Elementary school at that time.

Police conducted two reverse 911 calls to phones in the area in the hopes of acquiring information.

A detective reportedly spotted the girl walking alone on the sidewalk on Saturday morning. She was found safe.


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