Child missing since 2019 found alive in Saugerties
A child missing from the Ithaca area since 2019 has been found alive in Saugerties.
Paislee Shultis was just 4 years old when she went missing. Police suspected she had been abducted by her noncustodial parents, 33-year-old Kimberly Cooper and 32-year-old Kirk Shultis.
Police were tipped off the girl was being held at 35 Fawn Rd. in Saugerties. They got a warrant and searched the home. More than an hour into the search, they found the child and Cooper in a dark, wet makeshift room under a staircase.
Three people, Cooper, Kirk Shultis Jr. and 57-year-old Kirk Shultis Sr., now face several charges.
The child was examined by paramedics and is reported to be in good health. She’s now back with her legal guardian and reunited with her older sister.