N.H. police find missing girl safe after hours of search

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N.H. police find missing girl safe after hours of search

A two-year-old girl who was reported mission from her Manchester home Thursday night was found safe by police Friday morning, authorities confirmed.

According to a statement issued by the N.H. Police Department, Zoey Rose Guerrero Pena was last seen asleep in her crib in her grandmother's home on West Mitchell Street at around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. Her family called police at 3:30 a.m. Friday after searching home.

Police found the little girl in a nearby home at around 9:15 a.m., and took her to a hospital for a health checkup. Geraldine Pena, the girl's mother, told reports that her daughter was in good condition.

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Thanking police and others, she said, "I want to thank everyone from the core of my soul. People who don't even know us were out in the cold trying to help. I want to thank them so much."

Police Lt. Brian O'Keefe said the little girl appeared to have wandered away from grandmother's home in the middle of the cold night.

Lt. O'Keefe added that residents were urged to refrain from entering the search area as police planned to gather more details on the case, which remains under investigation.

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