A 2-year-old girl who went missing in Manchester, New Hampshire early Friday morning and was found hours later is in good condition after her ordeal, according to family and officials.
Zoey Rose Guerrero Pena was reported missing from her home on Mitchell Street around 3:30 a.m. She was found around 9 a.m. inside a nearby home and was checked out at Elliot Hospital, police said.
The child had last been seen asleep in her crib around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Police believed she might have wandered away from her home on Mitchell Street.
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In a statement, her mother Geraldine Pena said she was grateful for how strangers sprung into action.
"I want to thank everyone from the core of my soul. People who don't even know us were out in the cold trying to help," she said.
Her aunt, Rosalina Pena said was "a nightmare" for the family.
"I’ve never seen my family so broken and I've never seen my sister so broken. I'm so happy she is found and she is well," she added.
The search focused mostly on her home and the surrounding neighborhood. Officers were seen knocking on doors and scouring a nearby playground.
According to police, initial investigation shows the child wandered away from her home and into the Brown Avenue apartment.
No further details were immediately available. Police said the investigation remains fluid.