"I'm happy to announce we've changed the subject of this press conference. Isabella has been found," Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne said.
It was the news so many people were desperately waiting to hear. First among them, Isabella Oleschuk's parents.
Shortly after police announced the 13-year-old girl had been found, her father Roman made a statement saying that his daughter was raised in a loving and supportive family, and thanked all those who spent countless hours searching for her.
"While at my home, helping investigators find leads, all I had to do was look outside my window and look at the hundreds of people searching the wooded areas, my own back yard, aircraft up above, knowing that you took time away from your family to help ours," Roman Oleschuk said.
It was a woman driving by an abandoned farm stand on Indian River Road, about three miles from the Oleschuk home, that broke the case.
She saw a young girl's head pop out of the building, and called police.
The officer who responded says Isabella was in there with no heat, some pop tarts and granola bars, a jacket, and a blanket. He describes feeling relief once he heard her say her name. http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/parents-of-missing-girl-to-speak-out