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Missing 3-year-old safe; returned to family member

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Sophia Esmeralda Martin was last seen Friday in Phoenix. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Sophia Esmeralda Martin was last seen Friday in Phoenix. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Ernesto Buenrostro is considered an investigative lead. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Ernesto Buenrostro is considered an investigative lead. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A 3-year-old child missing since Friday is safe after she was returned to a family member Monday evening, Phoenix police said.

Sophia Esmeralda Martin was last seen with her mother's boyfriend, 30-year-old Ernesto Buenrostro, in the area of 4300 West Jefferson St. in Phoenix.

Buenrostro refused to return the child to her mother and indicated he might injure the child, according to police detectives.

Police did not provide any additional information on the girl's safe return.  

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