SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —
A girl who was missing for more than two years has been found alive in Ulster County, New York.
Paislee Shultis, then 4 years old, was reported missing in July of 2019, but police found her Monday night in a secret room under a staircase in Saugerties, New York, WCBS-TV reported.
The little girl was said to be in good condition. She was found more than 150 miles away from her home.
Police had been at the location before looking for the girl, but after a two-year search she was found in a cold, cramped secret space under a set of stairs.
Paislee was initially reported missing from the Tompkins County village of Cayuga Heights, near Ithaca.
Police have long suspected her biological parents, Kimberly Cooper and Kirk Shultis, of kidnapping the girl, but previous searches of their home in Saugerties, New York, came up empty.
Then a tip came in to police this week that the girl was being held in the home.