LANCASTER, S.C. — Lancaster Police released a positive update in the search for a missing child who was believed, at the time, to be with a parent who was not allowed to be in contact with her.
According to a statement released just before 9 a.m., Zoya Meredith had been found safe overnight. The department said an official statement would follow later with more details.
The Lancaster Police Department said that 3-year-old Zoya had last been seen around 8:50 a.m. on Friday with her biological mother, 35-year-old Cherrica Nichole "Nikki" Meredith. Police said the mother was prohibited from having contact with the child.
In a later update, police confirmed that Zoya had been found around 2 a.m. in Fairfax, Virginia. The mother had also been arrested and is awaiting extradition back to Lancaster, South Carolina to face numerous charges.