Missing Girl Found In Atlanta Thanks To TSA Agent

CHICAGO (CBS) ? A Transportation Security Administration officer's review of airport security tapes located a missing 8-year-old girl who had been flown to Atlanta.

Shemeka Greaves, a TSA officer at O'Hare International Airport, read a newspaper account about Janisia Grant, 8, who had disappeared with her mother a week ago Thursday, the TSA said in a news release.

Greaves checked the security tapes and confirmed that Janisia had been through an airport security checkpoint and boarded a plane to Atlanta with a companion, the TSA said.

Police were able to narrow the search for Janisia to Atlanta, and ultimately bring her home, the TSA said. A comment from police was not immediately available.

Janisia and her mother, Felicia Lomax, 39, had been seen walking in the 6100 block of North Fairfield Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, near DeWitt Clinton Elementary School.

Lomax is Grant's mother, but does not have custody of the child.

The TSA release did not mention whether Lomax had been found.


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