The toddler that went missing from a Lincoln Avenue home in Hamilton overnight was found alive Friday morning, said Hamilton Police Chief Russell Stevens.
In a press conference, Stevens said that the girl was found alive in Rowley in an area that was visible to passers-by. He did not say who found her. She was taken to the hospital to be treated and would be reunited with her parents, he said.
Stevens said he did not have the exact condition of the girl and planned to see her at the hospital.
Stevens said he released as much information as he could without tainting the investigation.
“We’re trying to put the pieces together right now,” Stevens said.
Police started a search for the girl around 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, when they received a call reporting the girl missing, Stevens said.
Investigators were getting together information for an Amber Alert when the girl was located, Stevens said.
In response to a question from reporters about whether residents should be concerned, Stevens said “right now, you do not need to be concerned.”
“It is like a jigsaw puzzle and pieces of the puzzle are missing,” Stevens said.
Police are still investigating whether the child wandered away from the home or whether she was taken, said State Police spokesman David Procopio.
“It is being treated as a crime scene under an abundance of caution,” Procopio said.
Hamilton, Wenham and State Police were all conducting interviews and processing evidence, Procopio said.