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Missing Richland County 10-year-old found safe in another state

The little girl has been reported missing from a Columbia home.

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — The Richland County Sheriff's Department says a missing 10-year-old girl has been found safe in another state. 

Officers announced Heni Yolanda Cinto Navarro was found Monday. Officers said she was located with the help of the FBI in another state around 4:15 p.m.

Deputies did not elaborate on why she was in another state or how she might have gotten there.  

"I can’t thank the community and the FBI enough for their assistance in this case. I am happy to announce that Heni was successfully recovered and is safe,” Sheriff Leon Lott said.

Navarro was last seen around 8 a.m. Sunday leaving her home near William Hardin Road. Authorities gave no additional information regarding where she may have been heading or why she left.

Investigators said she was reported missing later when she didn't return home for some time. 

The details regarding her disappearance remain under investigation. 

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