Aurora 8-year-old found after reportedly going missing on walk to school

AURORA, Colo. — An 8-year-old Aurora girl who went missing while walking to school Tuesday morning has been found safe, police said.

According to Aurora police, the girl was reported missing around 6:30 a.m., having last been seen on her walk to Jewell Elementary School, where her morning daycare center is located.

She began the walk from her family home, which is near the 1200 block of South Sable Boulevard, police said.

Just before 9 a.m., police said in a tweet that the girl had been found safe. They did not indicate what had happened to her while she was missing.

Police officers swarmed the area where the girl was last seen, canvassing residents and looking for leads.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.