Missing child found safe, set to return home

SOUTHERN VIEW, Ill. (WAND) – Investigators say 10-year-old reported missing was found safe on Tuesday night. 

Southern View police tell WAND-TV Tariah Kirkwood was at a relative's house. Officers say they are returning her to her legal guardians. 

Kirkwood initially went missing at 8:30 p.m. on July 1, when she walked toward Apple Orchard Road and away from home. Neighbors helped investigators look for her on Tuesday. 

Kirkwood had on tan pants, a black floral shirt and flip flops. 

The station is working to learn more about what happened.