9-Year-Old Franklin Girl Found Safe; Two Charged

Posted at 9:41 AM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 22:46:41-05

The missing 9-year-old girl who was reported missing in Franklin has been found safe.

Franklin Police said her mother, 31-year-old Maria Antia Davis, was taken into custody with an unidentified male around noon Tuesday. 

Their vehicle was also recovered.

Anyaih was last seen getting into a car with Texas plates while waiting on a school bus on Natchez Street around 7:50 a.m.    

Officials said there were three people in the car - a man and two women. A missing child alert was issued after she did not arrive at Freedom Intermediate School. 

A witness identified one of the people in the car as Anyaih’s estranged mother. 

Anyaih's stepmother spoke with NewsChannel 5 reporter Jesse Knutson and is pleading for any information to help bring her daughter home.

The step-mom of Anyaih Miller has a plea for the public, hoping to get her daughter home.

Posted by NC5_JesseKnutson on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Anyaih was described as being 4-feet tall and weighs 70 pounds. She was wearing a pink and black shirt with pink glasses. 

Police said officers arranged a meet-up with the third person in the vehicle who had Anyaih. The met at a Franklin business and that's when the person handed the little girl over to police.

The three subjects, including Anayaih’s mother were detained at Franklin Police Headquarters. However, only her she and an acquaintance Edward Ector were charged.

Both were charged with Custodial Interference, a Class-E Felony.