Missing South Carolina 4-Year-Old Heidi Todd Rescued in Alabama

Authorities searching for missing 4-year-old Heidi Renae Todd

As CrimeOnline previously reported, 4-year-old Heidi Todd was abducted from her Johns Island home off of Sweetleaf Lane on Tuesday afternoon after a man beat her mother, Brittany Todd, so severely that numerous boned were broken in her face.

Oliver said the man, who was identified as 37-year-old Thomas Evans, got out of the vehicle with the child in his arms.

Police Chief Rick Oliver praised the efforts of the two railroad workers who alerted him that there was a vehicle parked near the tracks that looked suspicious. In the auto was Heidi Todd, who had been missing since the prior afternoon.

As Oliver told Evans that they were going to travel over to his office, Oliver said Evans asked him if he could hold the child.

"She's in the Fire Department drinking chocolate milk and eating cookies", Riverside fire Chief Tim Kurzejeski said. What is know is that Heidi's mother, Brittany Todd, was brutally beaten in what appeared to have been a foiled home invasion somewhere during the afternoon of February 13, WCVI reported. Police say the man is Thomas Lawton Evans, 37, who was released from prison February 1 and had allegedly kidnapped the girl from Johns Island, SC.

Heidi was reported missing on Johns Island shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson says 37-year-old Thomas Evans is wanted for kidnapping.

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Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Department of Natural Resources are also assisting Charleston Police and Fire officials as well as rescue teams.

Officers found the mother "brutally beaten" but did not find Heidi, Tecklenburg said. Interim Police Chief Jerome Taylor said an "unwelcome guest" was at the Todd home, but couldn't characterize the incident as a burglary.

Charleston police have set up a 24-hour tip line for citizens to report any information about this case.

"What could have been a day of great tragedy has really been a day of joy", Tecklenburg said.

Agents say surveillance video showed "a white male trying to use the device".

Oliver said he did not realize the little girl he rescued was a missing 4-year-old girl from the Lowcountry until he researched it online.

The FBI was involved in the investigation and had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Heidi's recovery.

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