Abducted 4-year-old girl, Tanilya Jones, found safe, according to officials

Report: Child was taken by non-custodial mother

NORWOOD, Ohio - A missing 4-year-old girl was found safe, authorities reported early Sunday morning.

Police recovered Tanilya Jones of Norwood after they said she was abducted by her non-custodial mother on Saturday, according to a 2 a.m. news release from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office.

The girl was believed to be in danger, according to an Endangered Missing Child Advisory issued Saturday afternoon. She was last seen on Crown Avenue around 12:50 p.m., the advisory said.

There was no later update on the girl's mother, listed as 26-year-old Shania Matthews in the advisory, and no details about where or when the girl was found.

WCPO will try to get more information.

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