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Missing 6-year-old found safe, aunt in custody, police say

Posted at 7:04 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 00:59:01-05

CINCINNATI - A 6-year-old girl was found safe and unharmed and her aunt is in custody after several harrowing hours, Cincinnati police reported Thursday night.


Police said they found the pair about 10 p.m. walking near Colerain and Kirby avenues in Mount Airy.

Police said they suspected the aunt, Tanjie Johnson, of abducting Royce Stevens-Johnson Thursday afternoon. The girl was last seen leaving her school on Dorchester Avenue about 3 p.m. with her aunt, officials said.

Charges against Johnson are pending, police said.