LONDON: An eight-year-old girl from New York, who was allegedly kidnapped by her father after he was denied custody, has been found by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Thailand.
Deonna Shipman was taken in July 2007 by her 51-year-old father, Jeffery Shipman, the Daily Mail reported.
She was recently tracked down to Bangkok after a long operation by the FBI.
Her father, who used to work for the Department of Transportation, has been detained in Thailand on charges of kidnapping.
Deonna has been returned to her home, officials said.
Her mother, Lioubov Shipman, and ex-husband, Jeffrey, shared joint custody of the girl since their divorce three years ago.
While the mother had physical custody, Shipman was only allowed to visit.
Both parents had filed petitions seeking to modify the order in June 2007. At a court appearance, Shipman said: "If I can't have her, no one will."
"I took it lightly. I thought he was just angry," the woman said.
Shipman abducted his daughter during a visit. Police tracked his car to an airport in Rochester and later determined he had flown to London. They later lost track of him.
FBI officials contacted Interpol, and the man was tracked down in Thailand.
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Last week police arrested an Indian freelance journalist who reportedly worked for Iranian news organizations to investigate possible links to the bombing.
On Wednesday, a New Delhi court issued a warrant seeking the arrest of the three men accused of being involved in the blast and then leaving the country immediately afterward.