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4-year-old missing girl found, mother arrested

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UPDATE:  The missing 4-year-old girl has been found, according to Fayette County sheriff's deputies.  Jessica Miller, the mother has been taken into custody in Virginia Beach, VA.   Deputies say the child is safe.  They are thanking everyone who helped get the word out about the search.




The search is on for a mother who Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies said abducted her daughter over the weekend.

The search is on for Jessica Lynn Miller, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo.  She apparently abducted her four-year-old daughter from the girls father who lives in the Sunday Road area of Fayette county.  The father, who has full custody of, reported the abduction on Tuesday, May 7.

The little girl was last seen in Oak Hill on Sunday, May 5.  She is 3-feet 4-inches tall and weighs around 35 pounds.  She has long blonde hair and blue eyes.  The mother is 4-feet 11-inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds.  She has brown eyes and long blonde hair.  Deputies said the mother has a butterfly tattoo on the small of her back and the letter "MOE" on the lower right side of her abdomen.

Deputies believe that Jessica Miller could be headed for Virginia Beach or Colorado Springs with the child. 

"The information that we have received indicates that the Mother of this child may be associating with drug abuses and this child may be in danger if she is not quickly located and returned to the lawful custody of her father," said Sheriff Steve Kessler.  "We are asking for the public's help in locating this child as quickly as possible."

A warrant for the arrest of Jessica Miller was issued on the charge of felony Concealment or Removal of a Minor Child in Violation of a Court Order.  That charge was filed in a Fayette County magistrate court on Wednesday, May 8.

Any information on the location of the mother can be called in to the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-1610 or to CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867.  tips can also be submitted at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office web site.