PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (CRAWFORD COUNTY NEWS RELEASE) -- On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County. The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family also reported that they had seen a suspicious vehicle near their farm earlier in the day.
Upon receiving the report members of the Sheriff’s Office began a search of the area where the juvenile was last seen and conducted numerous interviews with family and friends.
As the investigation began the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office activated the “Code Red” alert system and sent out an “Amber Alert” which in turn spurred an active response from members of the FBI, the National Center for Missing and exploited children response team, the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Prairie du Chien Police Dept.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on August 19th, 2014 the girl safely returned home on foot.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this incident in an effort to provide a clearer picture of the events surrounding the disappearance and subsequence (sic) return of the juvenile.
Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick stated,” we are all so happy that the girl returned home safely, I also want to personally thank all the family, friends, and volunteers that helped in the search throughout the night.