6-year-old Alycea Mendez -- reported missing in Chula Vista -- found safe

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A 6-year-old girl reported missing Friday morning in Chula Vista has been found safe, according to police.

Police said Alycea Mendez was reported missing after she was dropped off by her mother at an apartment complex on 550 Oxford Street at about 9 a.m.

The girl's mother dropped her off at the complex to stay for the day with the child's aunt. The mother said she watched Alycea walk toward the aunt's apartment, according to police.

However, police said the child's grandfather contacted the mother and asked about the child's whereabouts, prompting the mother to report to police that her daughter was missing.

After several hours of searching, police learned that the child was in fact with her aunt and a miscommunication between the grandfather and the mother led to the report.

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