Missing 4-year-old found safe in another state after home invasion

4-year-old SC girl missing, mother badly beaten, person of interest sketch released, reward offered

Heidi Renae Todd, missing South Carolina girl, found safe in Alabama; abductor still on the run

Al.com reports that an arrest affidavit indicates that the attacker approached Brittany Todd from behind once she arrived home after dropping off her two oldest children at school.

The girl disappeared from her Johns Island home Tuesday.

"Most of the time when the child is missing for this length of time it doesn't end like this", Oliver said."I'm just thankful to be involved".

A missing child from SC is safe and the man accused of taking her from the home where her mother was found badly beaten is behind bars after a multi-state search.

He was depicted with an elaborate a flame tattoo on one side of his face and a lightning bolt on the other cheek.

"The facial tattoos depicted are an approximation of their actual appearance", a release from the Charleston Police Department states. Anyone with information can call 843 619 6123.

Four-year-old Heidi Todd from Johns Island was reported missing on February 13. Interim Police Chief Jerome Taylor said an "unwelcome guest" was at the Todd home, but couldn't characterize the incident as a burglary.

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Rhue, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, said investigators determined that someone had tried to use an "electronic access device" belonging to the woman at a gas station in Greensboro, Georgia, about 235 miles west of Charleston and 76 miles east of Atlanta. The mother said when she returned to the house around 8 or 8:30 a.m. she had three of her children with her.

Heidi was last seen wearing pink trousers and a blue shirt.

A spokesperson for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said an AMBER Alert has not yet been issued because they do not have enough information on the adult who may be with Heidi.

The mother was found "brutally beaten" but officers did not find Heidi, Tecklenburg said.

The Fire Department and Coast Guard also are reportedly involved. He's now at the hospital with the mother.

Emergency crews searched for at least nine hours in the immediate area where Todd was reported missing Tuesday night, ending the immediate initial search effort around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning before resuming the search at daylight.

Evans was described by the police as a Hispanic man with a stocky build, brown eyes, short black hair, brown eyes, and was said to be dressed in all gray.

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