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Chloe Campbell Found Alive After 42 Hours
A three-year-old girl who vanished from her bed overnight has been found alive and well.
Police feared Chloe Campbell had been snatched from her home in Childers, Queensland, after her father realised she was missing on Thursday morning.
But police say they discovered her "quite randomly" at the local showground at around 1am local time on Saturday. She was reunited with her parents and taken to a nearby hospital to undergo checks.
Hours after making an emotional appeal for information, the girl's mother, Tammy O'Donnell, described her joy at being reunited with her daughter.
She said: "There is no other word to really describe how I am feeling. Just overjoyed.
"I ran into the room... I didn't care if she woke up or not. And then I just lay on the bed with her and gave her cuddles for a while."
Inspector Kevin Guthridge told Australian broadcaster ABC: "It's one of those dreams that came true... the greatest possible outcome for everyone."
But behind the joy is a mystery over where the girl has been and with whom.
Police won't say whether Chloe was wearing the same clothes as when she disappeared.
They also continued to roam the area with sniffer dogs after she was found.
Chloe was last seen sleeping in the living room of her family home with her two older sisters on Wednesday evening.
Her father, Garth Campbell, said Chloe had vanished along with her sleeping bag and stuffed, blue toy dog.
He had said a window was open and that there was an adult-sized footprint on the family's car outside.
"I don't think there's any possible way she's wandered off," he said.
"She wouldn't leave the yard by herself."
He added that the family would normally have closed the windows at night, but that one of the latches must have failed to lock properly.
"That's why we are blaming ourselves," he said.