In a harrowing turn of events, 8-year-old Toni Simmons, who went missing after a visit with her biological mother at a Long Island hotel, has been located in Florida. The Suffolk County Police Department announced the positive development in the case, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding Toni’s sudden disappearance.
Toni Simmons Missing
Toni Simmons was last seen in the company of her biological mother, Carrie Walker, at the Comfort Inn in Medford on April 1. At the time, Simmons resided with her father in Brookhaven. Alarming concerns arose when Simmons’ father, attempting to pick her up the following day, discovered both Toni and her mother were nowhere to be found. Walker, aged 31, had been visiting from Florida and left the hotel in a black 2021 Jeep Compass with an Alabama license plate.
The investigation intensified as authorities worked diligently to trace the whereabouts of Toni Simmons and gather information on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Concerns for the young girl’s safety grew, prompting a widespread search effort involving law enforcement agencies and concerned community members.
In a surprising turn of events, Walker and Toni were discovered in Florida on Monday, 3 April 2023. Fortunately, Toni was found unharmed, bringing relief to her worried family and community members.
MISSING GIRL FOUND: 8-year-old Brookhaven girl has been found unharmed after being reported missing on Sunday, police say.https://t.co/jHa6lchX5P
— News12LI (@News12LI) April 3, 2023
The discovery of Toni Simmons in Florida has provided answers to the unsettling disappearance that gripped the Long Island community. While the specific details surrounding the case are yet to be disclosed, the safe recovery of the 8-year-old girl has brought a sense of closure to a distressing chapter.
As authorities continue their investigation, the focus now shifts to understanding the circumstances that led to Toni’s disappearance and ensuring the well-being of the young girl moving forward.