LAKELAND, Fla. (WKRN) – The 4-year-old little girl who was abducted from her Florida home early Saturday morning was reunited with her family Tuesday afternoon.
Rebecca “Becky” Lewis arrived to the Lakeland Linder Airport just after 2 p.m.
“Just seeing her walk through the door took a big weight off my shoulders,” her grandmother Oma Mae Lewis said. “She is definitely just as excited to be home as we are excited for her to be home.”
Prior to leaving with her family, Rebecca said to the media, “Thank you for bringing me home.” Click here to watch the reunion from your mobile device.
Rebecca’s grandmother added a party was planned for the little girl later Tuesday.
“We’re going home to a big Becky loving party,” Lewis said. “This isn’t even half of what’s waiting on Becky at home.”
The family also asked the public not to “bash” West Wild Hogs, the man accused of taking Rebecca.
Hogs, who changed his name from Matthew Clark Pybus, remains in custody in Memphis.
“He definitely needs help guys, so anyone willing to help Matt… please don’t bash him, don’t bash him. None of us know him well,” Lewis said.
It still remains unclear why Hogs would take Rebecca and run. Despite being a long-time family friend, authorities said Hogs had not seen the family in two years.
The investigation is ongoing.