March 25, 2020 at 9:38 PM EDT – Updated March 26 at 6:09 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Deputies say a child who had not been returned to her legal guardian has been found and safely brought home.
Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says 5-year-old Nilah Lynn Holliday’s father had not returned her to her legal guardian.
Deputies say Nigel Holliday has been arrested and charged with felony abduction.
Nilah was last seen at the Wilmington International Airport On March 15, 2020. Deputies clarify the airport was simply a meeting point, and the child did not get on a plane. The little girl was reportedly driven to see her father, who lives in Raleigh, but was not returned to her legal guardian at the agreed upon time, prompting her family to file an official report of the child abduction with law enforcement.
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