Missing 5-year-old girl returned home; suspect arrested

Missing 5-year-old girl returned home; suspect arrested
Nilah Lynn Holliday (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Nigel Holliday
Nigel Holliday (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Deputies say a child who had not been returned to her legal guardian has been found and safely brought home.

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says 5-year-old Nilah Lynn Holliday’s father had not returned her to her legal guardian.

Deputies say Nigel Holliday has been arrested and charged with felony abduction.

Nilah was last seen at the Wilmington International Airport On March 15, 2020. Deputies clarify the airport was simply a meeting point, and the child did not get on a plane. The little girl was reportedly driven to see her father, who lives in Raleigh, but was not returned to her legal guardian at the agreed upon time, prompting her family to file an official report of the child abduction with law enforcement.

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Posted by New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, March 25, 2020