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Missing 5 Year Old Found Three Blocks From Home in Neighbor’s Car

OLYPHANT — Authorities in Lackawanna County are wondering why a little girl wandered away from home in the middle of the night. Police found her sitting in her neighbor’s car.

After a frantic search early Friday morning, the 5-year-old girl was found in her pajamas, sitting in a car on Spruce Street in Olyphant around 3:00 a.m.  The location is about three blocks away from her home on East Pine Street.

Authorities tell Newswatch 16 her mother noticed the girl was missing and called police.

The girl was taken to the hospital to be examined.  Police have not given a reason why the girl was inside the car.



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