A young girl who was abducted by her mother in Illinois has finally been found safe six years later after a North Carolina store owner recognised her from a Netflix show.

Kayla Unbehaun was nine years old when she disappeared while in the care of her mother Heather Unhebhaun.

On 4 July 2017, Kayla had gone for a visit with her mother, who only had visitation rights to see her daughter.

The next day, Kayla’s father – who had full custody – went to pick her up from her mother’s house in Wheaton, Illinois, to find his daughter and Ms Unhebhaun missing.

A search was launched to track down the abducted child but, for years, the trail went cold.