‘Kidnapped’ blanket found by hotel staff after 10-year-old makes missing posters

MIDVALE, Utah - The family of a 10-year-old girl whose blanket disappeared in a Midvale hotel says the precious memento has been located.

The family reached out to Fox 13 and said that the blanket was located by hotel staff members behind a dumpster.

The Sterling family was staying at In Town Suites in Midvale and say they put a load of a laundry in a machine that is shared by the guests.

They went back to their room, and when they returned the laundry was gone. The load included a blanket with a lot of meaning.

“My Grandma, her name was Charlotte, too, she made it for me and gave it to me when I was born, and she passed away and I’m really sad,” 10-year-old Charlotte Sterling told Fox 13. “And that's like a part of her that's with me, and now that it's gone it makes me really sad."

The family put up fliers that said, "Kidnapped! This is yellow bear blankey" with a hand-drawn depiction of the blanket, but management took them down.

"That it wasn't nice for them to take it, and they shouldn't have because they didn't know how much it meant to me,” Charlotte told Fox 13.