A girl missing from Malden for about three hours was later found in Melrose after an extensive search by Malden and later Melrose Police Friday evening.
The 10-year-old Mystic Valley Regional Charter School student, was found near Melrose High School around 8 p.m.
The child was last seen playing with children in a relative's backyard, was unharmed, Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis said. She reportedly wandered away after the other children went home.
Molis said the child was found after commiting "significant resources" to the search, coordinated by Malden Sgt. Joseph Connelly.