Philadelphia Police searched a Cobbs Creek home today in connection to the case of a kidnapped 5-year-old girl.
NBC10 has learned that investigators took the little girl to the West Philadelphia neighborhood Thursday with her mother after receiving several tip calls. Investigators walked the girl through the area and she apparently recognized an alley from the day she was abducted.
A forensic crime unit took pictures inside and outside of the home, according to investigators. Police questioned one person inside the residence. The home, right off Cobbs Creek Parkway, is located near a trail the leads straight to the Upper Darby playground where the little girl was found after she was abducted last month.
NBC10's Tim Furlong spoke with the little girl's grandfather this morning. Abdur-Rashid says he believe there will be an arrest in the case soon. During an exclusive interview last week, Rashid said the unsolved crime was a random act of violence.
"We believe it was a random act of a pervert sending someone who they had control over to go to a public school, kindergarten class, and take out a young girl who he could take out his perversion on, said Rashid. “We appreciate the fact that the police are leaving no stone unturned."
Police say there were a combination of factors that led them to the home but will not reveal what they are at this time, according to NBC10's Tim Furlong.
The 5-year-old was abducted on Jan. 14 from the Cullen Bryant Elementary School on 60th and Cedar Avenue. Police say a woman wearing Muslim garb, and apparently pregnant, was seen on surveillance video taking the girl out of the school.
Police say the woman and another man allegedly took the girl to a home nearby, forced her to undress, blindfolded her and eventually dropped her off in an Upper Darby park on a cold night. She was found by a good Samaritan named Nelson Mandela Myers less than 24 hours later, shivering and wearing only a t-shirt.
On Jan 15, police served search warrants at the homes of registered sex offenders living in Cobbs Creek. So far, police say no one has been taken into custody. The reward for the arrest of the kidnapper (s) is currently at $105,000.
Police have received more than 200 tips in the case.