Missing toddler found dead in northwestern Wisconsin

Missing toddler found dead in northwestern Wisconsin Photo: MGN.

Created: December 09, 2019 08:06 AM

RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler who went missing in northwestern Wisconsin has been found dead.

Rice Lake police say they received a call about 9:30 p.m. Sunday that a 2-year-old girl was missing from her home and that the front door was open.


Officers began searching and issued an urgent call for help in finding the girl in a Facebook post. Police dogs and a drone were deployed.

Then, shortly before 11 p.m. an officer using a thermal imaging tool found the child in the Red Cedar River. She was rushed to the hospital, but life-saving measures were unsuccessful. 

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