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Girl Reported Missing Found Hiding Under Her Bed

Girl Reported Missing Found Hiding Under Her Bed

A missing girl was found hiding under her bed, bringing to end an intensive manhunt for what police feared was an abduction.

The 4-year-old Richmond, California, girl was first reported missing on Friday night when she went missing from a family gathering. Amieya Renee Stewart disappeared close to 5 pm from her home at 4230 Wall Avenue, prompting her family to call police.

Police rushed to the area, conducting a sweep of the neighborhood.

Nearly seven hours after she disappeared, the missing girl was found under her bed.

“She was surrounded by many different items and unfortunately had gone undetected,” Lt. Bisa French said.

Amieya’s mother spoke to reporters after the girl was found under the bed, saying she felt sorry to worry everyone during the search. But it was not as if the family simply failed to look hard enough — police said the little girl was obscured from the view of family and police officers, and even police dogs that swept the house failed to detect her.

This makes the second missing person story in a matter of week to come out with an unexpected happy ending. In Cleveland, a trio of girls who had been missing for a decade or more were found being held captive in a home near where they disappeared.

The three have since recovered and returned to families. Though the victims suffered immensely at the hands of their accused captor, the story has become a point of celebration in Cleveland many believed the three to be long-dead.

In Richmond, family members of Amieya Renee Stewart let out a loud cry of relief when they received word that the girl was found under her bed.

Family members may have suspected that was where Amieya could have turned up, however. Her grandmother said the missing girl found under her bed loved hiding.

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16 Responses to “Girl Reported Missing Found Hiding Under Her Bed”

  1. Kelly Hamed

    So your comparing a kid hiding under a bed to the cleavland kidnap victims. SMH more like balloon boy.

  2. Patricia Ann Thomas

    glad she, s safe but sounds like a scene from Mama,,,,,, most kids like to be around people at that age,,,, wondering why she likes to hide?

  3. Russ J. Garber

    The 3 girls in Cleveland have since recovered…REALLY?

  4. Shirley Layne

    Glad this little girl is safe but this story in no way compares to the 3 girls in Cleveland. Bad analogy

  5. Anonymous

    what was she hiding from for 7 hours. sounds suspicious…

  6. Anonymous

    so who is paying for the additional manhours used to find the girl hiding?

  7. Eascc Campo

    better than an assumption of guilt, such as they are mentally ill and need to be locked up in a nut house

  8. Kay Leilani Seward

    LOL this takes me back 27 years, Guy to the left was not quite 3, we lived on a military base, (Otis ANGB) my sisters and Mom and Dad and I searched the whole house for him, nada, no little guy, across the street was his best little friends house and behind her house was woods. Time to panic. Called security, base closed and the search is on, We found him about a half hour after that hiding between a hutch and wall next to a window hidden by the curtain, he said he was playing hide and seek. Yes everyone had a good laugh, even the Base Police. : )

  9. Dan Goshorn

    Hey everyone, I present to you: Your tax dollars at work!

  10. Lisa Mae EqualityTv

    Personally, for this little girl to have been hiding that long, I am pretty convinced something happened to her. My first thought is sexual misconduct from a family member or family friend. Children hide for a reason. This isn't a simple game of hide and seek, this was about fear… and hearing people call out her name and look for her would only magnify that fear, believing she did something wrong. My intuition says, this girl was hiding from someone very close to her and that she was and perhaps has been, abused. My heart goes out to her… I don't care about comparing this story with any other story. That is irrelevant. How someone reports this story is irrelevant too. The simple fact remains, this little girl will likely be exposed to whatever it was she was hiding from again. This story will die, and people will not pay attention to the WHY in this situation. I will pray for her…

  11. Devon Anthony

    Terribly written article to begin with, and then you add a comparison that a girl hiding under a bed is similar to three women held against their will for ten years? Horrible reporting all the way around.

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