RARITAN TWP, NJ – She almost didn’t answer the door this afternoon.
But for some reason, township resident Michele Blood – who is a freelance writer for TAPinto Flemington – decided to answer the door to her home here anyway.
When she did, she met 12-year-old Swetha A. Fernando, who Raritan Township police, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and K-9 units from the state Department of Corrections have been looking for all day.
Blood said that Swetha told her she didn’t have a phone and politely asked her to call an Uber driver. But Blood, who has a doctorate in counseling psychology, drove her home instead, where police – and her parents – were waiting.
Swetha had been reported missing as of 4:30 this morning. Blood said she “seemed perfectly fine, quiet, polite, completely lucent just like a normal kid.”
A press release from the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that Swetha was found. It said that although Swetha was “unharmed,” the investigation into her disappearance remains ongoing.
Blood was moved by the discovery, which she credited to a higher power.