The Spokane Valley Police Department has located a 9-year-old presumed missing.
The girl, who failed to return home from school at Trentwood Elementary, was found about 5 blocks from her residence at a friend’s house, police said.
Police began a search around 5:15 p.m., after Michelle R. Watkins didn’t return home at the usual time. She usually walks the six blocks alone to her home, and arrives around 3:30 p.m., police said.
People started calling the school after news that she was missing, and she was located and is safe, police said.