FOREST HILL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The CBS 11 I-Team has learned a Forest Hill police officer who failed to find a kidnapped girl is now on administrative leave.

Forest Hill City Manager Sheyi I. Ipaye said the city launched an internal investigation into the officer who searched a hotel room without finding 8-year-old Salem Sabatka on Saturday, May 18.

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WoodSpring Suites Hotel where Salem Sabatka was found (CBS 11)

Fort Worth police officers ended up finding her after a second search an hour later.

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Sabatka’s kidnapping was caught on doorbell camera video in Fort Worth last month.


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