AMIRAH Watson went missing in February 2020.
The then ten-year-old girl was found safe and sound over a month later.
Who is Amirah Watson?
Before her disappearance, Amirah Watson was last seen on January 31, 2020 in Dillon County, South Carolina.
As reported by WIS News 10, her father had taken her to the location to meet her mother, Tynesha Brooks, for a visit.
Brooks – who does not have primary custody of Amirah – was scheduled to return her to her father on February 2, 2020. However, the then 41-year-old did not comply.
Brooks lived in Richland County, South Carolina at the time while Amirah’s father lived in North Carolina.
As the outlet also reported, authorities began searching for Amirah and issued an arrest warrant for Brooks “on charges of failing to return a child within 72 hours of a custody order.”
As reported by WMBF News, Amirah’s father Mansoor Watson said: “When it came time for her to bring her back to me on February 2nd, she never showed up.
“I sent several text messages, made several phone calls, waited an hour and then called Dillon Police. I didn’t get a text saying she’s fine.”
He continued, “I’m not thinking of filing charges or anything like that. If she listens ‘I want you in Amirah’s life. I don’t want to keep you away from Amirah.’”
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According to the publication, Watson said their last meeting was the first since he was awarded primary custody of Amirah.
He also said: “I don’t know if she’s on her medication, I don’t know if she’s safe. I don’t know where my daughter puts her head.”
Where is Amirah Watson now?
As reported by WIS News 10, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Amirah was found in Atlanta, Georgia, around 8:30 a.m. on March 19, 2020.
Sheriff Leon Lott said the child was found safely at a relative’s home.
According to WIS News 10, Brooks was also at the Atlanta home and was arrested.
Police said Amirah was returned to her father.
As the outlet also reported, Brooks was extradited to Dillon County to face her arrest charges.
Amirah’s case is set to feature in the new Netflix series Missing: Dead or Alive?
How can I watch Missing: Dead or Alive?
The upcoming true crime show will be released on Wednesday May 10th, 2023.
The series’ description reads, “Follow officers of a South Carolina sheriff’s department as they urgently search for people who have disappeared under disturbing circumstances.”
According to The Mirror: “Each issue is expected to feature different cases and the official trailer showed a number of officers at the station, as well as on patrol and in their vehicles.”
Viewers can tune in to TV programming with a Netflix subscription.