Saturday, February 13, 2016

Cops search home in connection with abduction of 5-year-old girl

William Cullen Bryant Elementary School.
William Cullen Bryant Elementary School.

Philadelphia police searched a home overnight in connection with the abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia elementary school last month.

The Special Victims Unit confirmed officers searched a home on the 6200 block of Walton Street.

Police have been looking for the abductors of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from Bryant Elementary School on Jan. 14. A woman dressed in a Muslim-style face covering picked the girl up from school, and took her to a home in the Cobbs Creek area. The girl was found early the next morning in an Upper Darby park.

Police said no one was arrested after the search, and it wasn't immediately clear whether any evidence was recovered.

The home where cops executed the search warrant is just two blocks from the girl's school, located at 6000 Cedar Avenue.

Police have said they believe the girl was targeted in the abduction, but she did not know her captors.

Anyone who has information about the case can all police at 215-685-3251. Tipsters can also call 215-686-8477 (TIPS), send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP) or email

Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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