Update: Reports are indicating that a three year old child who went missing in Australia has been found alive.
It is understood that Chloe Campbell walked back to her home at around 1am local time and was reunited with her anxious mother.
Chloe has now been taken to a local hospital to undergo checks.
Her distraught mother told of her ‘living nightmare’ as the search for her little girl went into its second day.
Tammy O’Donnell told Channel Seven News: “It’s like a nightmare I can’t wake up from.”
Chloe Campbell was found missing from her home in Childers, southern Queensland, north of Brisbane, on Thursday morning.
Her parents discovered that a window had been opened into the lounge where she had been sleeping along with two older siblings.
Chloe’s father Garth Campbell told reporters there was a footprint on the family vehicle’s roof, parked underneath the open window. The child’s blue cuddly toy and grey blanket are also missing.
He told Australian Associated Press: “I think it’s got to be someone who knows me, in how they got in, where she sleeps. They knew she was sleeping in front of the TV.”
The suspected kidnapping rocked the community of Childers, which has around 1, 500 residents.
Ms O’Donnell pleaded for her daughter’s kidnapper to “bring her home” and said:
“You were gutsy enough to take her – now have the guts to bring her home.”
Police and State Emergency Service volunteers searched the area extensively, scouring the vicinity for the missing child. They also issued a major alert at all airports and sea ports.
Police Inspector Kevin Guteridge had said: “We’re using every resource available. We’re not ruling anything out at this stage.”