July 7th, 2010
03:43 AM ET

Missing Missouri girl found alive

A 4-year-old girl abducted Monday from the front yard of her Missouri home has been found alive, according to authorities.

Alisa Maier was kidnapped in Louisiana, Missouri, while she was playing with her brother, police said. Authorities said she was found in Fenton, Missouri, which is nearly 84 miles from Louisiana, Missouri.

A neighbor said Maier's mother tried to chase after her daughter's abductor, but to no avail.

Dozens of law enforcement officers, FBI agents and volunteers took part in the search for Maier.

Filed under: Missing Children • U.S.
soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Dani

    Finally some good news.

    July 7, 2010 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dieu

    Oh man. Thank God she was found...

    July 7, 2010 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. John

    I am glad this girl was found alive. I am disturbed by those who want to bash all those who give thanks to God. While I respect your right to your opinion, why bash someone else's beliefs? Is it really that offensive to you that someone thanks God for a good act? Take some time to attend several places of worship. I pray that those who feel the need to bash God, can find a place of worship and find some peace in Gods love.

    July 7, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • chele

      Very well said, John.

      July 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yolanda

    Praise God!! Man is flawed but God is not! I am so happy she was found alive and safe. Now this woman can have her daughter back! Praise God. How beautiful is His unfailing love!

    July 7, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Thank the Real Men

      not so beautiful for all the women and children blown to bits my bombs overseas.

      July 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. blasphome

    Jesus, this is some god damn silliness! Thank god for finding the girl and damn god for not stopping guy in the first place. She was found...that is good news. Why not just give thanks? Her parents must be overjoyed and happy, that is a beautiful thing and it makes me happy too :)!

    July 7, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jordana

    I am just glad they found her alive. Also I want to give a big thank you to all the law enforcement and volunteers that were out there looking for her. THey got luck this time that they found her let alone that she was alive.

    July 7, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Frodo baggins

    why is no news channel talking about the Iranian offer to help stop the leak?

    Just because they are under sanctions for whatever reasons sponsored by the US goverment does not mean they are barred to even help on matters that are now beyond the capacity of US government or BP.

    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    or simply search Google/Yahoo/bing for more on this help offer from Iran.

    share this information with as many people as you may

    July 7, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. Eregon Arethron

    This is really strange. US can welcome Netanyahu who only wants to take from America viz. money, security guarantees, technology, defense equipment, charity etc. but is estranged with Ahmedinejad who wants to give help and expertise to stop this spill that has turned into an environmental disaster threatening global ecology.

    May good sense prevail and US accept the help offer from Iran.

    July 7, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. legolas

    US is so obsessed with Israel that it can see nothing beyond. Not even nations who want an opportunity to be friends of America.
    That be the case, Iran does not get any audience with the US government, media and planners.
    Otherwise, no wise government or nation would refuse Iranian help in containing this oil spill disaster.

    Iranians are willing to help. Are Americans willing to be friends?

    July 7, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. Boromir

    really don't see no reason why US should not take help from IRAN.
    Both BP and US government are buying time in hope that the well would eventually run dry. The whole crap about drilling of relief well is a big lie. By the time it is dug, twice the amount of oil would have leaked into the gulf as compared to today.

    US does not have any know-how to stop this spill, so why not let those deal with this mess who really have the capacity and expertise to handle such catastrophe.

    Mr. President, if u're listening, pls wake up and ring up the Iranian President. Let their offer to help not go in vain.

    July 7, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. samwise

    Look up http://www.presstv.ir
    Iranians are offering to help. They claim to have expertise with regard to this crisis. What's the harm in taking their help since Bp and US government has failed to resolve this problem in two months now and there is no definite solution in sight yet. Give Iranians a chance to help. This is no longer a US problem. It is an environmental disaster threatening entire world now. look at the greater good and not petty politics.

    July 7, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. KATHY


    July 7, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Michelle

    Thanks God. I claim so much for that girl. I am so happy for the family.

    July 7, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Believer

    I am so thankful that God decided to bring this little girl home. I'm so happy for the family the end result hardly ever means the child coming back home.
    Those of you who are non-believers have you no respect either? He is your God to and you will have to stand in front of him and answer to him one day whether you like it or not. Do you really think God made this happen? Are you so cynical to think that if we believe in God that we somehow do not also believe in Satan? I do not want to think of a world without hope.. . and definitely do not want to think of a world without God.

    July 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ashley

    umm it clearly stated the mother chased after the car to try to stop these men & cops have routes so they stop when something happens. so MAN did try to stop this from happening. we can't explain what makes someone tick enough to take a child but MAN found her alive-be it law enforcement or a passerby who found her. I'm not bashing God but Michelle said that no person tried to stop her to dispute the ones who said God should have prevented &/or stopped it. well people(her mother) did try to stop it & people looked for her which subsequently led to her being found.

    this is like a ridiculous chicken ot the egg conversation. so thankfully the family & community prayers were answered & thanks to all the law enforcement, FBI & volunteers who searched for her

    July 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
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