Missing 3-year-old located safely

A 3-year-old girl who went missing at 1 p.m. Wednesday from her home at 3330 Stringtown Road in Fults was located safely a short time later following a search conducted by emergency responders. Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jim Lansing, who serves as a K-9 officer, said he was unable to utilize police dog Sari for the search as it was too windy to track a scent. Lansing credited Maeystown firefighter Randy Braun for guiding him to the little girl. Braun climbed a farm silo to get a higher view of the search area and was able to spot the girl in a bean field. Lansing said Braun helped direct him to the girl.

She had wandered from her home while chasing two puppies into a field and was located about 1.5 miles from the house. The girl was not injured.


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Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: andrea@republictimes.net
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