Missing SC girl found safe in AL, suspect on the run

4-year-old Heidi Todd (courtesy Charleston Police Department)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WSAV) — A 4-year-old who went missing on Tuesday has been found safe, officials say.

Heidi Renae Todd was found in Riverside, Alabama and is in police custody.

But as Alabama Mayor Rusty Jessup confirms, her suspected abductor got away. He may be driving a Blue 2010 Impala.

According to Charleston Police, the suspect is a Hispanic male, described as a slim 25 to 30-year-old with short hair and wearing all grey. 

They released a sketch of the person of interest in this case on Wednesday.

A 24-hour tip line has been set up at 843-619-6123 for anyone to report information on the suspect.

Interim Police Chief Jerome Taylor with the Charleston Police Department says they are trying to “unravel” a motive.

According to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Heidi’s mother was “brutally beaten” and has since been hospitalized.

Mayor Jessup says Heidi was “scared” but is otherwise doing fine.

This story is developing. Stay with News 3 for further updates.


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