EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. -- The three-year-old Excelsior Springs girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Wednesday was back home with her father and getting some sleep on Thursday, according to her family, who was also spending the day resting.
Wednesday was a trying day for them after Ramy Demboski, 3, disappeared from the home in the 100 block of Persimmon Drive at about 3:20 p.m., around the same time a black woman driving a blueish-silver Dodge Charger knocked on the door and asked for help with her broken-down car, asked to use the restroom and the phone and was assisted by Paulina Nave, Ramy's stepmother.
When Nave left to pick up a friend's child from school, she received a call telling her that no one could find Ramy.
An Amber Alert for Ramy was then issued at about 6 p.m. Then, at about 8 p.m., Ramy Demboski's biological mother, Amy Demboski, was arrested in the Westport area. She had Ramy with her.
Ramy's stepmom, Paulina Nave, says Amy Demboski is not supposed to have contact with Ramy.
FOX 4's Robert Townsend spoke to Nave, who said the black woman came to her door Wednesday afternoon. Nave says she looked out her peephole and saw the hood of the woman's car was up and she had two small children in the backseat.
Police are continuing to search for the woman who was driving the Dodge Charger, and who appeared to distract the adults to abduct Ramy.
"I can assure you that this case is not over with yet, and we're going to investigate to the very bottom of it to make sure that everyone stands justice," Excelsior Springs Police Department Sergeant Paul White said.
As of Thursday afternoon, Amy Demboski had not been criminally charged in her daughter's disappearance. According to online records, Demboski is in the midst of a separate legal battle.
Earlier this month, she was released on bond from the Ray County Jail after being charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest by fleeing. Those charges were filed on August 6, and Demboski was released after her bond was reduced on August 19.
FOX 4 will continue to follow developments with this story.
Ramy's father and stepmother react to the news that Ramy was safe.