Update: Toddler Safe, Reunited With Family In Tuscumbia
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – A toddler reported missing on Tuesday is now safe with her family again.
Tuscumbia Police say Salina Davis’s grandmother, Tina Vaughn, surrendered the child to police on Wednesday morning. Vaughn is in custody.
Police then handed the child safely over to her aunt, Pamela Hollander, who has custody of the toddler.
Police had been looking for Davis and Vaughn since Tuesday. A recent court order gave Hollander custody, and police say Vaughn refused to hand the child over nearly two weeks ago. The family filed a missing person report this week.
The Tuscumbia Police Department reached out to local law enforcement agencies, news outlets and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help find the two.
“When you have a child missing like this and you have the potential of not knowing where that child is, it could be multi-state, I think it’s critical for us to reach out to those kind of resources to assist us in this investigation,” said Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan.
Recently, Vaughn had a fugitive warrant out for her arrest from Wayne County, Tennessee for violating probation.