Fantastic news! Missing schoolgirl 'found alive' Missing West Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews has been found alive, it has been reported. West Yorkshire Police are yet to confirm that she has been found but said they were looking reports the nine-year-old had been found. She was last seen leaving Westmoor Junior School in Dewsbury on 19 February. Unconfirmed reports say she has been found in nearby Lidgate Gardens in Batley Carr. Shannon's aunt Amanda Hyett said the schoolgirl's mother Karen Matthews had been driven away by police from the family home shortly before 1400 GMT. Earlier this week mother-of-seven Mrs Matthews, 32, said she believed someone she knows had snatched her daughter to hurt her. Mrs Matthews said: "She got abducted. That's all I can say."