21 Jul 2008

Cina Ma's family may not return to Albany house

4:10 pm on 21 July 2008

Cina Ma may never return to the house she was abducted from.

The five-year-old was abducted outside her home in Albany at 12.30pm last Monday and found on Friday afternoon in a house a few hundred metres away.

Her aunt Hong Zhou says Cina spent the weekend in a hotel with her parents and the family will not decide for several days where they will go.

She said returning to the house is "like a bad dream" and they may never go back there to live.

Meanwhile, a Chinese national, 25, is being held in custody over the case.

The man, a real estate agent, appeared in North Shore District Court on Saturday charged with unlawfully carrying off Cina with intent to hold her for ransom. He was remanded in custody until Friday.