“This is a great example of the work that can be accomplished when the community and law enforcement come together to achieve a common goal,” Airports Authority Police Chief David Huchler said in the statement. “We are grateful that JinJing is safe and with family.”
Anna Demidchik, founding attorney of the Demidchik Law Firm – the firm representing JinJing Ma’s family in this investigation – said JinJing’s parents were the ones who picked her up from the airport and are the same people depicted in the photos and videos released yesterday.
Her biological parents have been living in the United States for two years, during which time they had not seen their daughter, she said. JinJing’s parents noticed the Amber Alert and contacted the firm earlier today. The firm immediately contacted authorities including Virginia State Police and the FBI.
The family is now together and JinJing Ma and her parents are all here lawfully, Demidchik said.
“The case is not being treated as an abduction anymore,” Demidchik said. She said a large part of what happened seems to be a misunderstanding, but an investigation is still underway into what exactly happened.