Genoa girl found safe |

Genoa girl found safe

Staff Reports

A 4-year-old Genoa girl was found safe at her baby sitters in Indian Hills on Thursday after her father reported she’d been abducted by strangers.

About 16 sheriff’s deputies swarmed into town to search for the girl, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Bernadette Smith.

The father of the missing juvenile reported that two unknown females had taken his child.

He said the women turned up at his home on Wednesday night, saying the property owner had given them permission to spend the night.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the father said the girl asked if she could play with the women, and the father gave her permission. An hour later, the father realized everyone was gone and contacted the sheriff’s office.

During the search, the sheriff’s office activated Reverse 911 for the town.

“It was determined that the child had not been abducted; however the subsequent investigation uncovered indications of potential child neglect or endangerment,” Smith said. “Nevada Child Protective Services was contacted and has taken custody of the child.”