A Kentucky toddler crews combed wooded areas and fields for Thursday and Friday has been found alive and is safe, local law enforcement and emergency officials say.
Saturday, the Bullitt County Sheriff showed up at Brown's Roy Layne Road property to do a foot search, down the hill to Charlee's house, in hopes of finding tracks or scents (by using dogs) or answers that are still missing, despite a little girl returning home. The sheriff said at this point it's purely speculation as to where the toddler was for two days, but authorities requested a forensic medical examination to determine what, if anything, Charlee ate while she was missing.
He told WDRB: "I saw the dirt all over her, and she had leaves in her hair, and I opened the door, and I said, 'Are you Charlee?'". "My granddaughter goes there every day with her baby and takes care of her".
"This is our hero right here", said Beth Campbell, Charlee's grandmother, while petting Penny, which she said she believes stayed by Charlee's side the entire time she was missing. "I'm so thankful that she's okay".
Penny a pit bull returned shortly before Charlee
She said another member of her family, who is getting some extra treats these days and is even being fed hamburgers, is the reason Charlee survived. And I said, 'Are you Charlee?'.
"The homeowners realised who she was and contacted authorities". The station also reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had begun a forensic search of Charlee's grandparents' home at about 5 p.m.
The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office released more information Monday on the 2-year-old who was found safe after being reported missing last week. We're blessed she's healthy. "I suspect maybe there's something going on that we don't know about yet".
"(Charlee) has a normal life, and she has people that adore her", Chesher said.