The family of a recently rescued kidnapping victim released a statement on Tuesday after the child’s mother was released from the hospital.
Heidi Todd, a Johns Island 4-year-old, was abducted and her mother was attacked on Feb. 13. The girl was found the next day and returned to her family.
The toddler’s mother was released from the hospital on Tuesday, and the family released a statement, according to Live 5 News in Charleston.
“Thank you to the entire community for the support and love that continues to help my family heal. Several days ago, the world felt like it was falling apart when we were attacked and Heidi was taken. I am grateful to report my wife’s release from the hospital following several surgeries and that we are all together again. Our road to recovery will not be easy after these traumatic experiences, but the prayers and love we have felt these days have been humbling and we greatly appreciate the respect for privacy we asked for and have received.”
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Thomas Lawton Evans, 37, was arrested on Feb. 14 and has been charged in connection with the kidnapping. A 911 recording was released on Friday that contained a call from a Berkeley County woman alerting police to suspicous activity by Evans, who had run out of gas in her neighborhood days before the kidnapping. The owner of the black Honda Civic, Sharon Nannette Hayden of Boiling Springs, has been reported missing.