But investigators believe Kamile had been dropped off at a Hapeville daycare center hours earlier by her mother. When the child wasn’t picked up, the daycare center called Hapeville police, who determined that Kamile was the same child reported missing in East Point, Chandler said.
Officers were relieved Kamile was safe, considering the cold temperatures Tuesday night.
“We were ecstatic,” Chandler said. “It’s very, very cold out here. I was very worried this 3-year-old was out here and exposed.”
Cuffie, 28, was charged with one felony count of making a false statement to police, Channel 2 Action News reported.
She was granted $5,000 bond.