Snatched Tot Found Alive —70 Miles From Home

Desperate mom gave chase
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2010 4:01 AM CDT
Updated Jul 7, 2010 5:34 AM CDT
Alisa Maier was ordered into a car by a man as she played with her brother outside their home.   (St. Louis County police)

(Newser) – A 4-year-old girl was found alive wandering some 70 miles from her Missouri home 24 hours after her frantic mom chased her daughter's kidnapper in vain. Alisa Maier was ordered into a car by a strange man as she played outside her home with her 5-year-old brother, cops said. When the boy told his mom, she jumped in her van and sped down the road in hot pursuit, but it was too late. Police and FBI agents were called in and an Amber alert was issued. But the girl was found the following day wandering near a car wash. Police are continuing to search for her kidnapper, who has been described by Alisa's brother, reports AP.

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