Police believe she may have simply walked away.
JACKSON TWP. A 10-year-old who'd gone with her mother's friend to clean a township business was reported missing after she walked away early Friday morning but was later found safe at her grandfather's house.
Police were called shortly before 1 a.m. to the business in the 4900 block of Dressler Road NW, where Gabriella Borell was last seen, said Lt. Jim Monagold of the township police department.
At 6:09 a.m. Friday, the Ohio Attorney General's Office listed the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center as the contact for law enforcement agencies in Stark County with regard to the child being missing and endangered.
Police Chief Mark Brink said later Friday morning that investigators learned that the girl walked to her grandfather's house a couple of miles away.
Between the time she was reported missing and the time she was found, her grandfather had been notified she was missing. He went to the business to help find her and, at some point, he returned to his house to see whether she may have gone there.
He found her at his home, Brink said. The missing-endangered report was canceled by 7 a.m.
Monagold said the child was safe and has been reunited with her family.
Police continued to investigate the incident later Friday morning.
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