Maci Lilley, a 4-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted from an Indian Reservation in Montana on Friday, was found alive two days later on Sunday, according to authorities.
She was reported missing Friday from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Wolf Point on Friday but was found at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Sunday just a few miles north of where witnesses say she was taken by a young man in a park, according to an update from the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office on Facebook.
"Preliminary observations indicate she is in good health, but she is being evaluated by medical personnel to be sure," the post continued.
The reported abduction sent a ripple of fear through the community, and multiple law enforcement agencies devoted a multitude of time and resources to ensure that Lilley would be recovered safely. The FBI was in charge of the investigation, assisted by Border Patrol, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Wolf Point Police Department, tribal police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Criminal Investigators among others, according to the Associated Press.
The main suspect, 20-year-old John Leiba, was taken into custody after reports of his alleged involvement in the kidnapping became known to authorities, reported NBC News. At the time, it wasn't clear what his connection to Lilley or her family was. Authorities were sure that he wasn't related to them by blood, but considered the possibility that he could have been a family friend.
Lilley was still missing, despite Leiba's detainment, and it's not clear what he said to police to aid in their search. Leiba still remains in police custody and the investigation into the search is ongoing.