Conway police were dispatched to 375 E Oak Street, Valero, in reference to a small child running alone in the area.


According to a Conway Police Department incident report, police made contact with a 5-year-old female, who told them she was on her way to "get daddy," who she said lives in Perryville.


Police said the child did not know her parents' first names or where they were, but she pointed in the direction of her home.


The report states officers took the child in the direction of 5th Avenue, where a reporting person originally saw her.


Officers pulled over at 5th Avenue and Sixth Street to walk and let the child guide them to her home.


The report states police made contact with the girl's parents at a nearby residence.


The father advised he had just arrived home from a "short trip to a gas station," and the girl's mother told police she thought her daughter went with her father, "but was not sure."

The mother told police she called the father when she did not see her daughter at the house, but the father did not answer his phone.


According to the report, when the mother did not see her child with the father after he returned, they both began looking for the girl, "but did not call police for assistance."


From the time of the call to the time parents were located was about 17 minutes.


Police notified Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline, and the case is still active and open.