Missing girl was at friend's house

KINGMAN - There's one little girl in Kingman who will make sure she calls her parents the next time she wants to go to a friend's house.

Kingman Police Department issued an Child Is Missing Alert Tuesday evening after a 10-year-old girl was reported missing from her home in the 2200 block of Rawhide Drive.

According to KPD, the girl got off the school bus at her house around 5 p.m. When her books and coat were found outside of her home a parent called the police.

A three-hour door-to-door and aerial search was conducted in the neighborhood. An Child Is Missing Alert was also issued to residents in a 5.4-mile radius of the girl's home.

A Child Is Missing Alert is different from an Amber Alert.

An Amber Alert requires more information than just that a person is missing, KPD Sgt. Rusty Cooper said. A Child Is Missing Alert is issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program, a national program that can search a phone number database, identify phone numbers of homes in the area and contact those homes with a prerecorded message describing the missing person.

This is the first time A Child Is Missing Alert has been issued in the Kingman area, Cooper said.

According to KPD, at least 100 people responded to the message in the search for the girl.

The girl was located at 8:30 p.m. at a friend's home several miles way. Officers determined the girl walked to the home.

She was returned to her family unharmed.

For more information on the A Child Is Missing Alert system, visit www.achildismissing.org.