Authorities searching for missing 4-year-old SC girl

Heidi Renae Todd

Heidi Renae Todd

Heidi Todd, a missing 4-year-old girl from Charleston County, South Carolina, has been found alive not far from Birmingham, Alabama.

Investigators say on Tuesday afternoon, 37-year-old Thomas Lawton Evans entered Todd's family home on Johns Island without permission.

Police Chief Rick Oliver praised the efforts of the two railroad workers who alerted him that there was a vehicle parked near the tracks that looked suspicious. On Wednesday, she was discovered and recovered after two men working on a railroad spotted a suspicious auto, containing a sleeping man and a little girl, and reported it. The chief says Evans handed him the child when he said they needed to go to the police station and sped off in his auto.

Kurzejeski said that he took Todd back to the fire station where she watched the Disney channel and asked for cookies and chocolate milk.

Police were called to the house on Sweetleaf Lane after Heidi's mother did not show up at a school to pick up her other children, he said.

Evans, who's facing a possible kidnapping charge in SC, was eventually apprehended after crossing into Mississippi, Oliver said.

Heidi Renae Todd was reported missing around 5:50 p.m. on Johns Island.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division issued a statewide alert for the 4-year-old girl.

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According to Charleston police, Heidi's mother was transported to a local hospital overnight for reasons that have not yet been confirmed.

Heidi was found in Riverside, Alabama, Tecklenburg said.

"We give God the glory and thanks that all of our prayers have been answered and in fact Heidi Todd is safe in the hands of the FBI", Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said during a news conference Wednesday night.

"The attacker pushed her in the home and tackled her to the ground", authorities said.

Charleston Police released a sketch of the man they called a person of interest Wednesday afternoon, almost 24 hours after Heidi Todd was last seen in her Johns Island home.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information on a 4-year-old girl who disappeared in SC. The friend reported Heidi missing around 5:50 p.m. February 13.

Officials are looking for a 4-year-old girl who disappeared in SC.

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