Police: missing 3-year-old found safe

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(KPLR) - A 3-year-old East St. Louis girl who went missing more than 16 hours ago has been located.  Ronesha Milner was found at 25th and State Street just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say Milner was found near a Foot Locker store on State Street. Sources say the child appears to be fine, but she is being taken to an area hospital to be examined.

A family member told reporters the child was dropped off at the Foot Locker. Witnesses called police.

Police Chief Michael Floore says Ronesha Milner was last seen around 4pm on Monday in the Orr Weathers Housing Complex just off 14th and Missouri Avenue.   She was with her babysitter, but at some point they got separated.

At this time, there is no information on who may have taken the child or where she's been.