U.S. Bureau of Prison says Lena Lunsford was released from a Maryland facility after serving eight months for welfare fraud.

It's not clear whether she's returning to West Virginia.

No one has been charged in the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter, Aliayah Lunsford, who went missing from her Bendale, Lewis County home in Sept. 2011.

Lena Lunsford had been living with her mother before she went to prison. Her mother has since died, and Lunsford filed for divorce from husband Ralph Lunsford.

Lunsford's other six children are in state care. The WV Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Lewis County judge's order terminating her parental rights.

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