Lillie Warren's father, William Warren, is headed to Oklahoma to pick up his daughter.
Carla Osborn is now charged with child abduction and interference of child custody. She was supposed to take the then 10-year-old girl for a visit but instead she took off to Oklahoma.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
A Kansas City father has been reunited with his daughter three years after she was kidnapped by her mother.
The U.S. Marshals and Kansas City's Fugitive Apprehension Unit found the missing Kansas City 13-year-old near Oklahoma City.
Lillie Warren's father, William Warren, arrived in Oklahoma to pick up his daughter. The teen's mother, 52-year-old Carla Osborne, lost custody of her daughter three years ago.
"Doesn't feel like reality. I can't believe it. I can't believe it's actually him. It's shocking. I've missed so much, now that he's here I'm glad," Lillie Warren said after arriving back home in Kansas City Tuesday evening.
Osborne is charged with child abduction and interference of child custody. She was supposed to take the then-10-year-old girl for a visit but instead she took off to Oklahoma.
Investigators said she had family living in the area at the time of the abduction.
According to investigators, Osborne and her daughter were essentially homeless, living from home to home in what authorities call "despicable, deplorable conditions."
Osborne is in custody in the Logan County Jail.
"Carla Osborne took her child on a visit in 2010 after she had lost full custody to the father, and she fled Kansas City and didn't return," deputy U.S. Marshall Allen Stephens said.
At the time of Osborne's arrest, she and her daughter were staying with a friend they met at a restaurant in Edmond, OK, which is near Oklahoma City.
William Warren said he's extremely happy to have his daughter back, but understands she will have an adjustment period with coming home and leaving behind the people who cared for her in Oklahoma.
"She's still a little upset. It's been a process for her as well and, consequently, she's met some people that tried to help, and I guess over the last month she's gotten fairly attached to them. She kind of feels that going home now, she's betraying them," he said.
He said he has explained to her that she's not betraying them, and he'll make sure she stays in contact with her friends there.
According to online court records, Jackson County prosecutors charged Osborne last month with interference with child custody and child abduction. At the time those charges were filed, bond was set at $30,000.
KCTV5's Stephen Mayer contributed to this report.
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