Missing Portsmouth girl found safe, police say

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police say a girl believed to have been taken by her birth mother has been found safe.

Police said Zhakiya H. Davis-Smith was last seen with her mother, 19-year-old Kayla Cassell, in the 900 block of Crawford Parkway at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Cassell does not have custody of the girl.

Police said they didn’t believe the girl was ever in danger.

Police say no charges will be filed against Cassell.