Little girl who went missing two years ago has been found safe
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A young girl who was only four years old when she went missing has been found safe and reunited with her father two years after she disappeared.
Majesty Williams was allegedly abducted from her father's home in Smyrna, Georgia, by her mother in 2021 and has now been found.
According to a press release from the Smyrna Police Department and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children the young girl was found on 15 July in Mexico.
Authorities say that the girl's mother Andrea McCord and her boyfriend Custodio Guerra were tracked down in San Luis Potosi, Mexico where the child was living with them.
Both adults were arrested on warrants for Interstate Interference with Child Custody and have been extradited to the US where they will appear before a judge.
A day after Majesty was found she was brought back together with her father James Williams at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
"I am incredibly grateful and overjoyed to be reunited with my daughter," he said of the reunion with his six-year-old daughter.
"I want to thank the Smyrna Police Department, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the U.S. Marshals for everything they did to find Majesty.
"Words cannot express how happy I am to have my daughter back home. Majesty is doing well, and I kindly ask the media for privacy at this time."
Williams claims that on 1 April, 2021 his estranged wife and the mother of his child was visiting his home to spend time with their daughter.
He says that they were inside his house together while he was out working in the yard but after a while he realised that they were both gone.
The father then claims he was sent a text message from McCord telling him his car was parked outside a nearby grocery store and that the keys were under the seat.
He reported his daughter missing and a following an investigation into the case police obtained a warrant for McCord's arrest.
Angeline Hartmann, Director of Communications at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, welcomed the reunion between father and daughter.
She said: "We know that it can sometimes be tough to get media attention when it comes to missing children related to family custody situations.
"We shared home videos of Majesty and that helped viewers connect with this sweet child. People across the country wanted to help her dad. We’re thrilled that Majesty is now back home safe."
A statement was also issued by police, who praised the collaboration with NCMEC.
They said: "The Smyrna Police Department is honored to have partnered with NCMEC in the search for Majesty.
"The Smyrna Police Department used several resources to gain information in locating Majesty, but once we connected with NCMEC our resources grew exponentially.
"Our detective team worked diligently and strategically to continue the search and keep Majesty at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
"We are truly grateful for our partnership with NCMEC and proud of our own detectives for not giving up. We wish Majesty and her father the best as they move forward together."