Family of kidnapped 9-year-old girl sends flowers, cookies to rescuers

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The florist’s van pulled up to the Wilton state police barracks on a happy mission.

It’s a special delivery from the family of the nine-year-old girl who was abducted in Moreau Lake State Park.

“To show their thanks for the heroics of the state troopers and all the other agencies that were involved– park police, everyone, all the volunteers,” said Jeff White of Holland Flower Shop on Sand Creek Road in Colonie. Holland did the flowers and White delivered the gifts.

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The Holland Flower Shop vehicle was full of goodies.

Jeff White jumped at the chance to be a part of this delivery.

“Immediately I said absolutely. This case rocked from Moreau all the way down to Albany where we are located. I didn’t even think twice about it. I said send me whatever you need to do, send me paperwork, and I will have it done,” he said.

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State police were surprised and humble. Captain Jack Clancy, Lieutenant Christopher Giovazzino, Zone Sergeant Michael Tromblee, Sergeant Andrea Hall, and Investigator Michael Menges helped to bring in everything, and they plan to give it out to others involved.

The delivery was through and included boxes of Cheryl’s Cookies and dessert trays, and charcuterie and spreads from Harry & David.

Police accepted the delivery on behalf of all the many agencies and volunteers that took part in the massive search for the little girl.

A suspect was arrested and she was found alive two days later.

“It was a great ending, couldn’t have been any better,” said White.

The family would also like to express their heartfelt thanks to the community, and to the public for their huge outpouring of support.