GAHANNA, Ohio (WTVN) -- The girl who went missing from Gahanna, prompting a statewide Amber Alert, has been safely located in Hocking County.

5-year-old Ella Barnhardt was reported missing Monday afternoon from 836 Vista Drive in Gahanna.

The girl was found in a vehicle with her father, Nicholas Barnhardt, and his girlfriend. Barnhardt does not have custody of the girl. They were believed to be heading back to North Carolina.


Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers located the vehice on US 33 near SR 595 in Hocking County.