A 4-year-old girl who went missing in Okayama City has been found safe and well, police said Wednesday. A 21-year-old hostess has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping the girl.
According to TV Asahi, the girl's mother realized her daughter was missing after returning home in the early hours of Tuesday morning and contacted the police. One of the woman's acquaintances, a hostess named Sakiko Nakagawa, is believed to have noticed the girl walking along the street at around 4 a.m., apparently looking for her mother. She allegedly picked the girl up in her car and drove her home without contacting the girl's mother.
One of Nakagawa's neighbors saw a news report about the missing girl and reported her whereabouts to the police. Police visited Nakagawa's apartment sometime after 11:00 p.m. and found Nakagawa and the missing girl safe and well. According to police, Nakagawa has confirmed that she took the girl home without her mother's permission.© Japan Today