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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A police K-9 named Deja is being heralded as a hero after she saved a kidnapped girl in California.

The girl reportedly went missing at around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, which prompted a full-scale search, according to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Facebook page. The girl was last seen being taken by an unknown man into the woods.

Rescue crews and Deja eventually found the girl’s purse and drag marks in the area, which led to a scent that the K-9 followed to the suspect’s front door.

Authorities were then able to locate the girl and arrest the man.