Missing girl found
A report of a missing 4 1/2-old-girl on Willow Street near 190th Street in rural eastern Washington County was received at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, said Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside Fire Department, Ainsworth Fire Department, and Washington Fire Department responded to the scene. Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith was en route to the scene but called off, Dunbar said.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Joe picked up the little girls scent and pointed the searchers in the right direction. The little girl was found at a nearby neighbor’s home an hour later, Dunbar said.