EUCLID, Ohio - UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. Friday: Euclid police said 10-year-old Nethania Long has been found unharmed. She was found hiding in a backyard several blocks from her home. Police said she is in good health and has been returned to her family.
Euclid police are looking for a missing 10-year-old girl named Nethania Long.
Her stepmother, Angela Long, said she left their Morris Avenue home around 4 p.m. Thursday and asked the girl’s 17-year-old brother to watch the child.
Angela Long said at the time, the boy was watching television in his room. Nethania had gotten in trouble for eating chocolate and was sent to her room.
Her parents think she may have left for fear of getting into more trouble.
When Long returned home at 4:30 p.m., Nethania was gone. The boy said he didn’t hear anything.
The Euclid Police Department's missing juvenile report said when police responded, they spoke with Nethania's mom. It said she searched her home and asked neighbors if they saw her little girl, but they hadn't. Angela Long said the family searched all night, but didn’t find the little girl.
Long has ADD but is not taking any medications.
Nethania is 4 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 70 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a white tank top, blue shorts, white shoes, and carrying a brown backpack with pink hearts.
The family plans to put up flyers around Euclid today.
If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call the Euclid Police Department at 216-731-1234.
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