Emergency personnel in Monroe County were searching Thursday night for a young girl who went missing south of Waterloo. Thankfully, she was located early Friday morning.
The female, 13-year-old Isabella Corona, had last been seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black/blue Fila shoes, and a black drawstring Puma backpack with Grey emblem.
“Isabella did not take her evening seizure medication,” the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department stated in a Facebook post. “She was last seen on LL Road and R Road toward Tipton around 4:30 p.m.”
Waterloo Fire Department personnel assisted MCSD deputies in the search, with concentration late Thursday night in the area of the Waterloo Sportsman’s Club, 4903 Sportsman Road.
The Columbia Fire Department also assisted in the search with the use of its aerial drone. A K-9 unit from Missouri was also dispatched to the area to aid in the search.
At about 12:30 a.m., Isabella walked into Route 3 Bar & Grill, 6180 State Route 3, ending the search.
“She was healthy and OK, just cold and hungry,” Waterloo Fire Chief Aaron Shive said.