UPDATE: Virginia State Police Has Located The Missing Girl, She Is Safe

UPDATE: The Alert is cancelled as the child has been safely located.


The Virginia State Police has issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert on behalf of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Scarlett Kathleen Belle Lago, 5, who was taken by her father, Gonzalo “Danny” Ira Lago Sunday evening (Nov. 11, 2018). The father and child may be traveling in a GMC flatbed truck with a tool box/push-bumper lift kit.

Scarlett Lago has blue eyes, blond hair and a scab on the tip of her nose. She is 3’4 and weighs 44 lbs. She was last seen wearing a pink dress with no shoes.

The father has black hair and hazel eyes. He is 5’6 and weighs 170 lbs. He was wearing a red shirt with writing on it, blue jeans and slip-on shoes.

The child’s safety is believed to be at risk. Anyone with information about Scarlett or Danny Lago is asked to immediately call 911 or contact the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office at 540-582-7115.

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