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3-year-old Gwinnett County girl found safe | Went missing while playing outside

She was with her mother, who took her from her "lawful home," police said.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police in Gwinnett County said a 3-year-old girl who went missing while playing in the front yard of her home on Saturday was found safe.

She went missing around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. Her father told police he "stepped into the home for just a moment" and discovered the child was missing when he returned.

Police said Sunday, that the child's mother was the person who took her from her "lawful home." They were able to get in touch with her and the child was taken back to her father's home. 

No charges were filed against the mother, the department said.

Cpl. William Wolfe with the Gwinnett County Police Department said because the incident was "very complex" due to the "nature of the relationships," an Amber Alert was not issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

"The main concern at this point is simply to ensure the child’s well-being," Cpl. Wolfe said.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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