UPDATE: Missing 4-year-old Michigan girl found safe

A 4-year-old Michigan girl who was reported missing has been found safe. Video by Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 9:18 AM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (WNEM) - A missing 4-year-old Michigan girl has been found safe in Ohio, police said.

Lilliana Nardini from Marysville in St. Clair County was reported missing about 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 9.

On Jan. 10 about 9:30 p.m., Michigan State Police reported that Lilliana had been found safe.

On Jan. 11, Ohio State Highway Patrol posted an update on Twitter stating that they had been advised about a vehicle transporting a missing child from Marysville.

At about 8:44 p.m., troopers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, the tweet said. The suspect was arrested and the child was returned home safely, Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The suspect was Lilliana’s biological father, 46-year-old Erik Nardini, who had lost custody by court order.

Erik Nardini
Erik Nardini(Marysville Police Department)

“After being served with the court order, Erik made statements to the mother she would never see the child again,” Marysville Police Department said in a press release.

Her father is now in custody, police said.