A 5-year-old girl abducted from a west Philadelphia elementary school Monday morning was targeted by her abductor, Philly.com reports.
Nailla Robinson was taken from Bryant Elementary school at 8:50 a.m. by a woman wearing a traditional muslim burqa, naqib (face covering) and black gloves.
“The child was actually targeted,” said Capt. John Darby of the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit, “this was not a random act.”
He added: “The woman knew which classroom to go to, and knew Nailla’s name. She left the school on foot with the girl in tow, and that no car was used.”
Update: Philadelphia police say 5-year-old Nailla Robinson was found safe in Upper Darby early Tuesday morning, hours after she was abducted from Bryant Elementary school by an apparent stranger posing as the child’s mother.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told Action News a man walking near 69th Street heard a child’s cries for help. He found the girl hiding under a jungle gym in a nearby park. She was wearing only a T-shirt in 30-degree temperatures.
Superintendent Michael Chitwood tells Action News, “The abducted little girl came running to him, screaming for help. All she had was a T-shirt on. And she said that she had run away from the people that had taken her.”
Nailla was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for hypothermia, and to be reunited with her mother.
A man walking his dog in the Nevada desert found the body of 10-year-old Jade Morris, who went missing after her babysitter was arrested for slashing a casino dealer last Friday. Jade’s body was found Thursday near an unfinished housing development in the northern portion of the Las Vegas Valley, the Huffington Post reports.
Family members visually identified the girl’s body Thursday afternoon.
“We are heartbroken today. It has been confirmed by family members that the body of … Jade Morris has been found. We pray for her family,” Natalie Wilson told The Huffington Post.
Wilson said the family wasn’t told the cause of death.