HEBER CITY, Utah — Heber City Police asked for the public’s help locating a missing child, but by Wednesday afternoon officials said the child had been found.
Officers said Scott Aimar, 31, took his 13-month-old daughter Coraline Aimar out of Utah on March 8 without the consent or permission of her mother.
Heber City police officials said shortly after 2:20 p.m. Wednesday the missing girl had been located in Colorado and was safe.
According to a follow-up press release form the Heber City Police Department, the child was found with her father in Durango, Colorado. Aimar was staying with friends in the area.
Police served Aimar with a protective order preventing him from being with the child, at which point the child was taken into state custody. According to the release, the child’s mother and other family members are traveling to Durango to reunite with the child.
According to police, Aimar sent a text message to the child’s mother, Stephanie Hurst, explaining that he would not bring Coraline home after his parenting time. Since then, Aimar cut off communication with Hurst. Officers began investigating when Hurst contacted them on March 10.
Police said Aimar has a history with law enforcement and the Division of Family Services. His is also known to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. They said Hurst has a protective order, which restricts Aimar from taking the child out of Utah.
The Heber City Police Department was working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to locate Aimar.
If you have any information, call the Heber City Police Department at (435) 654-3040.