Delores Smith, the grandmother of Tatyana Staten, the 10 year old Indianapolis girl who went missing for three days, spoke with WTLC News Anchor Kelly Vaughn, 8am Sunday morning live on ‘Access Indy’ in a plea for information on the search for Staten.
An hour after Smith’s interview on 106.7, Indianapolis Metro Police reported that Staten had been located and detectives were on there way to the scene.
At 11:02 TLCNaptown.com Reporter/Staff Writer Cameron Ridle confirmed with IMPD Public Information Officer, Kendale Adams, that Tatyana Staten had been found alive.
Police said a neighbor found Staten walking outside a Kroger near the 6200 block of 46th Street and Arlington Avenue just after 10 a.m., a media release said.
Staten was wearing the same clothing she left with Friday.
Staten is at Community East Hospital and is being treated for minor hypothermia, but police said otherwise she is in good condition.
Some people in the area where the 10 year old was found, believe that the Staten’s grandmother’s appeal during on 106.7 WTLC’s ‘Access Indy’, led to her being located. One listener said it is more than a coincidence that she was found an hour after the broadcast.
IMPD Police Chief Rick Hite also appeared on the show, urging the public to help find Tatyana.
When Staten was found, she returned to WTLC thanking the community for their help, in finding Tatyana.
You can listen to that interview here.