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Jul 7, 2010 9:38 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Missing 4-year-old Missouri girl found safe

They're calling it a miracle - a 4-year-old girl abducted from the yard of her home, found safe 70 miles away more than 24 hours later.

The FBI says witnesses late Tuesday saw what they thought was a little boy wandering around a suburban St. Louis car wash. It turned out to be 4-year-old Alisa Maier, abducted Monday night from the yard of her home in Louisiana, Missouri.

Alisa was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Her grandfather, Roy Harrison, told NBC's Today Show on NewsFirst5 on Wednesday that she appeared to be unharmed.

Police are searching for the dark-colored sedan that Alisa's 6-year-old brother reported was used in the abduction, and that witnesses saw around the car wash in Fenton.

Harrison urged the suspect to turn himself in.

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