State Police seek missing five-year-old

photoScarlette Lago (VSP Photo)

UPDATE: State police have canceled the alert, saying the girl has been found and is safe.

The Virginia State Police and the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office are looking for Scarlett Kathleen Belle Lago, 5, who was taken by her father, Gonzalo “Danny” Ira Lago Sunday evening, according to spokeswoman Corinne Geller.


Danny Lago (VSP Photo)

The father and child may be traveling in a GMC flatbed truck with a tool box/push-bumper lift kit.

Scarlett Lago has blue eyes, blond hair and a scab on the tip of her nose. She is 3’4 and weighs 44 lbs. She was last seen wearing a pink dress with no shoes.

The father has black hair and hazel eyes. He is 5’6 and weighs 170 lbs. He was wearing a red shirt with writing on it, blue jeans and slip-on shoes.

The child’s safety is believed to be at risk. Anyone with information about Scarlett or Danny Lago is asked to immediately call 911 or contact the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office at 540-582-7115.


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