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Missing 5-year-old Manhattan girl found

NEW YORK (PIX11) –  A missing 5-year-old Manhattan girl has been found, her family told PIX11 News.

Police have offered limited details.  Little Nijaey Hilton was found about 3:40 p.m.  near the Apollo Theater. Her uncle, with whom she was last seen,  is in police custody.


There are no visual signs of trauma on Nijaey but she was taken to the hospital for observation.

The Missing Child Alert was issued earlier in the day for the East Harlem girl police say was kidnapped by her uncle who they say has a history of mental health problems.


The girl inside a police car in Harlem Wednesday afternoon.

Cops say Nijaey was last seen leaving her home at East 112th Street at about 10 p.m Tuesday with her uncle, 29-year-old Romel Robinson. Sources say Robinson has not been taking his medication.

According to the family, Robinson came to the family’s apartment Tuesday evening and told Nijaey they were going to listen to music in his car. Robinson never brought her back.

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Nijaey  Hilton

The girl’s mother told PIX11 she called Robinson and he hung up on her. When she texted him, he replied “lol.”


9 Comments to “Missing 5-year-old Manhattan girl found”

    Mike said:
    December 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    What kind of parent leaves a small child in the hands of a mentally ill person?

      ? said:
      December 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      No the facts before you speak the child was not left with the uncle she was left with a cousin and the uncle came to her house and the cousin let the uncle take her downstairs because he is family the mother was on her way home from work

    Tonya said:
    December 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    May I ask wat projects? I will LOVE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT I have a six yrs old myself

    Tonya said:
    December 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Or where do the uncle lives maybe he took her to his home

    esco said:
    December 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Hopefully she's ok and found soon.

    Jazz said:
    December 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I would baker act his butt so quick. He will swear he sees stars in the daytime for weeks.

    Cam said:
    December 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Ok. 10 at night. Why was. The little girt. Not in bed asleep

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