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Details Of What Happened While 5-Year-Old Was Missing Still Unclear

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The 5-year-old who was abducted Monday from her classroom in West Philly is seen with her mother Tuesday. The 5-year-old who was abducted Monday from her classroom in West Philly is seen with her mother Tuesday.
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The 5-year-old abducted from her West Philly elementary school classroom is back home, but exactly what happened while she was missing is still unclear.

Investigators say they have not formally interviewed the girl.

At the same time, police are still trying to find the woman who abducted the girl from her classroom.

Earlier Tuesday, the little girl was carried back into the arms of her mother after she was found at 4:30 a.m. by an Upper Darby Good Samaritan who happened to be passing by.

The girl was found wearing only a t-shirt. Police say she was wet and hiding under the sliding board at a playground.

"All she knows was she was in a house and someone released her in a park and told her to run and call the police," Asim Rashid, the girl's grandfather told FOX 29's Chris O'Connell.

Details of the ordeal are still not known. What is clear, police say, is that a woman who identified herself as "Tiffany" walked into Bryant Elementary School and told the girl's teacher she was taking her to breakfast.

The woman was then seen walking out of the school with the girl.

"We don't know who the person was but we believe there is a danger in this community with people preying on children," Rashid said.

Police are now concentrating their search for one or more suspects around the park where she was found.

Sources tell FOX 29 that the little girl was blindfolded, kept under a bed and was given food. Once found, she told police "I've been stolen."

Police say there were no overt signs of any injuries, however, the girl was checked out for physical and sexual abuse.

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