FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Tennessee bus ticket agent was able to
help authorities find a 2-year-old Kentucky girl who had been
missing since last week, Frankfort police said Tuesday.
The search for Breanna Woodside ended late Tuesday afternoon
when she was found unharmed with her 30-year-old father, Miles
Thomas Woodside, in Monterrey, Mexico, Maj. Fred Deaton said.
A ticket agent in Chattanooga identified the two from a
photograph as having boarded a bus to El Paso, Texas, and from
there information was discovered that traced the two to Monterrey,
The search began after Miles Woodside, 30, didn't return his
daughter to her mother Friday after a noncustodial visit.
Deaton said Breanna's mother was "elated" and would be
traveling to Laredo, Texas, to pick up her daughter, who was being
taken to Laredo and would be placed in temporary protective
"She's going to be on her way shortly," Deaton said Tuesday
Police said the girl's father called relatives Tuesday and
indicated he and the child were OK.
Earlier Tuesday, the search widened to include Alabama and
Tennessee. An Amber Alert was issued over the weekend for Breanna
in Kentucky, followed by alerts in the other states.
Police said Woodside called his mother Tuesday morning.
"The conversation lasted about two minutes. He said he was fine
and she was fine. He sounded very happy. His mother asked him to
come home and he hung up on her," said DeKalb County, Ala., Chief
Deputy Mike Edmondson.
A police spokeswoman in Chattanooga, Jerri Weary, said officers
discovered the car Woodside was driving at a motel there Tuesday.
Weary said Chattanooga investigators questioned a taxi driver
who picked up Woodside and the girl and drove them to a bus station
Saturday. She did not know whether the pair got on a bus.
Miles Woodside was in the custody of U.S. marshals, Deaton said.
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