Missing child returned home by her father

March 24, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 2-year-old Harford County girl reported missing Sunday turned up yesterday unharmed, after miscommunication between relatives, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Kirbrea Carmichael was left with her grandfather at 2 a.m. Sunday when her mother, Tonyal Lawson, went to Baltimore to conduct personal business, said Harford Detective Thomas F. Walsh.

Shortly after she left, a friend of the child's father showed up to get the child at his request. The grandfather packed the toddler up for her trip to Baltimore, where her father lives, and asked if he could ride along as far as O'Donnell Heights, said Walsh.

But Kirbrea's grandfather neglected to leave a note for her mother. When Lawson returned to an empty house, she called authorities.

Sheriff's detectives were at the Lawson home Sunday night, when the child's father, Aaron Carmichael, returned Kirbrea to her mother at 11 p.m. Carmichael did not know the child had been reported missing, Walsh said, and Lawson said she didn't know he planned to take the child for part of the weekend.

"The investigation is being turned over to Social Services -- there will be no criminal charges," Walsh said.

Pub Date: 3/24/98

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