Police said Samantha's father Kevin Cetola, 46, took 9-year-old Samantha Cetola for a walk on Father's Day, and did not return. It was believed that the two were on foot near Young Street, and may have been going toward Amherst.
Police discovered items suggesting Mr. Cetola intended to harm or kill the child. He has a history of assault, and is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Samantha was re-united with her mother sometime after 4 am Monday.