2-Year-Old Brooklyn Park Girl Allegedly Taken by Father Found

November 08, 2018 10:17 PM

A 2-year-old girl allegedly taken by her father has been found, according to police.

The Brooklyn Park Police Department said Thursday night that Tri'Reshia Chamberlain will undergo a medical evaluation, but she "appears to be healthy and unharmed."

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The girl was turned over to police by a female friend of her father, who has been charged in her disappearance.

Trimell Chamberlain has been charged with two counts of depriving parental rights. He shared custody of Tri’Reshia with the child's aunt. The aunt was awarded full custody during her disappearance, which allowed Brooklyn Park police to get involved.

A friend of Chamberlain's brought Tri'Reshia into police. She was safe, healthy and unharmed.

This, however, isn't the first time the little girl has disappeared.

"The first time he took her it was three weeks and I had to find her.  The second time it was a month-and-a-half," wrote Tri'Reshia's aunt, Thersa Boswell, in court custody paperwork. She has cared for the girl since birth.

This time it was more than six months.

Brooklyn Park police started investigating the 2-year-old's disappearance a week-and-a-half ago even though in August and again in September the court "directed law enforcement to assist in locating and returning Tri'Reshia to Ms. Boswell."

Police tell us they weren't aware of either of those previous court orders.

Tri'reshia's father is currently in jail, charged with two counts of felony depriving parental rights. Each carries a two-year sentence or $4,000 fine.

Tri'Reshia turns 3 on Monday.

The investigation into the toddler's disappearance is ongoing.

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