Miss. girl, 2, found unharmed in south Georgia

Published 10:44 am Thursday, April 24, 2014

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl whose younger sister was found dead in Mississippi has been found unharmed in Georgia.

Police in the south Georgia town of Sylvester told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Maliah Harris and her parents — who were being sought by law officers across the South — were located late Wednesday.

Sylvester police tell Georgia station WALB-TV that a Sylvester officer pulled the vehicle over on U.S. Highway 82 in Sylvester.

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Mississippi authorities said 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead. County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy was being conducted.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol had issued an Amber Alert for the 2-year-old and her parents.

Sylvester police say the parents were being questioned by police early Thursday.