Sophie Long, an 11-year-old missing Collin County girl, will return home after being found in a foreign country, according to Collin County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said she was located in a foreign country, however, the office has not specified what country. She has been placed in protective custody, and arrangements are being made for her safe return to her family in the United States.
According to the missing person report from the Department of Public Safety, Long was taken by her non-custodial father Michael, and the foreign country they were en route to was either Mexico or Argentina.
Michael Long is in custody on a felony warrant for Interference with Child Custody. The United States government is working on the extradition of Michael back to Collin County, Texas.
“Many months of determined work by my deputies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals paid off this morning,” Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner. ”We are so happy that Sophie is safe.”
No additional information regarding this case has been released.