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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A missing Ohio girl has been found safe and sound in the state of California.
Little Haylee Elizabeth Jade Donathan was found with her mother and her mother's sex offender boyfriend at a San Diego Christian retreat center.
U.S. Marshalls picked up Candace Watson and Robbie Potter through tips about the couple's car. The trio was last seen on May 28th in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
The couple had changed their appearance to try and hide from the authorities.
Watson and Potter both thrown in the slammer while little Haylee was placed with child protective services.
Potter, who has previous convictions for two counts of sexual battery involving 7- and 9-year-old victims, was arrested on two probation violations. Watson was arrested for complicity to escape.
The 4-year-old girl Crestline girl has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt. U.S. Marshalls hope to have little Haylee back with her grandmother soon and have sent a team out to California to begin the process.
They say the child is in good condition but believe she may have a case of the chicken pox.