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Update: Grass Valley police report 4-year-old girl, father found safe

Grass Valley police say a 4-year-old girl who was reported missing and possibly endangered Tuesday afternoon has been found and remains in the custody of her father.

An alert was issued by the California Highway Patrol for Khia Harwood. She was believed to be in the company of her father, 30-year-old Brian Torrez-Harwood.

The girl was reported missing about 2:20 p.m. Cpl. Colin Nelson of the Grass Valley Police Department said police issued the alert because of comments Torrez-Harwood made that led to concern about his mental state. Nelson said Torrez-Harwood and the girl’s mother had recently separated and it was feared he was distraught due possible change in custody.

Nelson said both the girl and father had been contacted and determined to be in good condition.

Nelson said the situation was not considered an abduction and Torrez-Harwood was not wanted for a crime. The intent was to find and talk to him, to determine that both he and the child were OK.