Rochester Police say that they have located a missing 5 year old girl, unharmed, in California.
Authorities say that a clerk at a Motel 6 in San Diego on Friday night called 911 after recognizing the girl’s mother, Rene Stong from a flier.
Police responded and took Stong into custody without incident. Officers say that Laylani Ortiz was also located at the motel in good health. Her mother is being held in San Diego awaiting extradition, while Laylani is being cared for by San Diego’s Social Services. The family has been notified.
Rochester Police had reported on Thursday they were investigating a case of custodial interference after Rene Stong picked up her daughter from school. When Ortiz did not return home from school the family contacted police.
Police later learned Stong had gone immediately to the Rochester Airport after picking up Laylani and then left the state.