Father Reunited With Missing Daughter
On Friday, November 17, 2006, Heidii Rus' father boarded a plane to Las Vegas, Nevada to pick up his daughter. It was a tearful reunion for a father who had waited two agonizing months to find his missing seven-year-old girl. Police have since called off the nationwide search and have placed Heidi's mother, Michelle Finley, in handcuffs.
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Last updated November 20, 2006
Two Month Search Is Called Off
After a public tip, US Marshals rescued Heidi Rus from a Las Vegas apartment on Friday. Police were happy to call off their two month search for the seven-year-old that sent them all over the tri-state area looking for her.
Heidi was flown back to Washington with her father who greeted her with her favorite stuffed animals. Heidi's father says that his daughter was unharmed during the incident but he is unclear how much of it she understood.
Mother Faces Criminal Charges
Police arrested Heidi's mother, Michelle Finley, and charged her with first degree custodial interferance. The child's father says he does not want to take Heidi away from his mother completely. But he says in the future he will be more careful when she comes for supervised visits.