Missing Wendy Nguyen found
Five-year-old Wendy Nguyen, who disappeared from her bed, was discovered five kilometres from where she was last seen. Nine News.PT0M18S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-31e0p 620 349 January 24, 2014
An eight-year-old girl who sparked a major search when she disappeared from her home in Sydney's west on Friday morning has been found safe in Liverpool, about five kilometres from where she was last seen, police say.
Wendy Nguyen, who has autism, disappeared from her home on Kennedy Way in Bonnyrigg in the early hours of Friday morning.
Found: Wendy Nguyen Photo: Supplied
Her family called police at 8am after they found she was not in bed.
She was last seen walking along Bishop Crescent towards Humphries Road at 5.30am, police said.
A major search was launched, including dozens of officers and the police helicopter, which was broadcasting messages from the air, a resident said.
Wendy was found in Moore Street, Liverpool, about 10am. Police could not immediately say who found her or whether she had walked there.
Earlier, a NSW Police spokeswoman said officers from the Fairfield and Cabramatta local area commands and the police helicopter were searching for Wendy.
''Police are concerned for Wendy's well-being due to her age and that she has autism,'' police said in a statement.
''Wendy has been known to frequent shopping centres and fast-food outlets.''
Wendy was described as being of Asian appearance, about 140 centimetres tall with an average build and long black hair.
Initial reports suggested she was last seen wearing pink pyjamas. Witnesses have told police she was wearing either a yellow or pink top.
One person, @suzzy-phan, tweeted: "Helicopter circling Bonnyrigg broadcasting something thats can nit [sic] be understood #whatshappening #alarmed #scared."
Police have urged anyone with information about Wendy's location to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.