Police chief: Missing 7-year-old girl found, search continuing for father
HANAHAN, S.C. (WCSC) - The Hanahan Police Department confirmed Thursday morning that police have found a 7-year-old girl reported as a kidnapping victim.
Police Chief Dennis Turner confirmed the girl was located with the help of the Charleston Police Department and the FBI.
Turner said she was found in the area of Hampton Park but did not give specifics. She is in the custody of the Hanahan Police Department, he said.
Authorities have not yet released further details about when and where she was found.
Police are still searching for her father, Christopher Ryan Constine, who they said left a Hanahan home Wednesday night with the child.
Police announce search for father, child in suspected kidnapping
Officers say they responded to a home in Hanahan on Wednesday for a domestic dispute. They say Constine had already fled the area with the girl when they arrived.
The North Charleston Police Department located Constine’s vehicle who then led officers on a chase to Hampton Park where he fled on foot, authorities say.
The Charleston Police Department then joined the search, and the sheriff’s office used a bloodhound and a helicopter to try and find the suspect and victim. The last units cleared the scene just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
Hanahan police say Constine may be a threat to himself or others and has active warrants stemming from Wednesday night.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Hanahan Police Department at 843-747-5711.
#BREAKINGNEWS Police searching for alleged kidnapper and a victim after a chase ended in downtown Charleston. Over 10 units here plus helicopter. Updates to come. pic.twitter.com/5N60kkaF2o— Anna Harris | Live 5 News (@annajamesharris) August 25, 2022
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