3-year-old abducted by mother in Elk Grove found safe

Elk Grove Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 3-year-old girl.

Elk Grove police say a woman and her 3-year-old child who she abducted from school on Thursday have both been found safe in Sacramento Friday.

The police department was originally notified of the child abduction at 6:39 p.m. Thursday. School staff said the mother, Panpan Chen, was also with an older, unknown Asian female when she picked up her daughter, Kira Chen. 

Police said Chen made suicidal statements this past week, her phone has been turned off and she does not own a car. The person who reported the abduction told police Chen has associations in China and may try taking the child out of the country.  

Stay with ABC10 as more information is provided by authorities. 

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