Charleston mayor confirms missing Johns Island toddler found safe in Alabama


A four year old girl who was reported missing in SC on Tuesday night was found in Alabama on Wednesday.

Heid was officially reported missing at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday and a massive search has been underway since then.

She was last seen wearing a hot pink top and blue trousers.

She may be with a Hispanic male, who is reported to be "skinny, 25-30 years old with short hair & dressed in all grey", according to the Police Department's Twitter account.

On Wednesday afternoon, Charleston, S.C. police released a sketch of a "person of interest" sought in connection with an alleged home invasion that left Todd's mother "brutally beaten" and hospitalized.

Todd's father is a member of the Coast Guard and was out of town on training at the time, Tecklenburg said. She was found around 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday in a business parking lot on Highway 78 near Depot Street in Riverside.

Thomas Lawton Evans, 37, from Charleston County, identified as the driver of the vehicle in which Todd was found, was arrested in MS, according to ABC News 4.

Two other children were inside the home at the time of the attack, Taylor said, but Heidi was the only one missing.

Heidi was found in Riverside, Alabama, Tecklenburg said. They are not sure if Heidi would be with him or even if he was at the home, but investigators said he was in the area and may know something at very least.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to Heidi's recovery. The other children were unhurt, police say. Todd is now at the city's fire department awaiting her parents, according to Jessup. Police and firefighters began searching for Todd around 2985 Sweetleaf Lane yesterday night.

Tecklenburg said everything is being done to find out what happened to the child.

A SLED spokesperson said that an Amber Alert has not been issued due to the lack of information on the adult that could be with her.

But emergency officials said alerts sent out to residents about Todd's disappearance.