3-year-old girl taken by father in Central California found safe, authorities say

In this photo provided by California Highway Patrol, Charles Aguilar, 56, (left) and Brooklyn Aguilar, 3, (right) are pictured.

A little girl who had been missing for several hours has been found, California Highway Patrol confirmed on Monday. 

CHP said in a tweet that 3-year-old Brooklyn Aguilar had been located and the Endangered Missing Advisory issued around 5:17 a.m. was no longer in effect. 

Authorities believed Brooklyn had been taken by her father, 56-year-old Charles Aguilar in the Kings County area. 

She was last seen around 11:45 p.m. and was wearing a rainbow shirt and rainbow shorts. 

According to CHP, Aguilar was driving a silver 2002 BMW 325 with Arizona license plate STEVBBY.