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Missing 10-year-old Baraboo girl found dead

The search for a missing 10-year-old Baraboo girl came to a tragic end late Tuesday morning when her body was discovered in a rural farm area, not far from her home.
10-year-old Kodie Dutcher
10-year-old Kodie Dutcher(Baraboo Police Dept.)
Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 11:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2020 at 3:36 AM CDT
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UPDATE: BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) - The search for a missing 10-year-old Baraboo girl came to a tragic end late Tuesday morning when her body was discovered in a rural farm area, not far from her home.

According to the Baraboo Police Department, Kodie B. Dutcher was found dead in a field near County Hwy. T and 12th Street, which is less than a mile from her home.

Kodie was last seen wearing blue jean overalls around 4 p.m. Monday, in the 1100 block of 12th Street, in Baraboo, officials say. An initial search of her home turned up indications that Kodie may have been threatening to harm herself.

A spokesperson for the Baraboo Police Department Lt. Ryan La Broscian could not confirm if the pills the family believes Kodie took had anything to do with the cause of her death.

Officers, joined by members of the Baraboo Fire Dept. and the Wisconsin Dells K-9 force, immediately began searching the area around the apartment complex and were later aided by drone teams from the Sauck Co. Sheriff’s Office and Middleton Fire Dept.

On Tuesday, with the help of scores of volunteers who came to help out in the effort, searchers started a secondary search of the immediate area.

During a news conference earlier Tuesday, La Broscian said Kodie and her family moved to Wisconsin in April and she was only in school for about two weeks before the coronavirus pandemic forced classes to be canceled. Her mom told police that, “Kodie was happy here,” and even mentioned she was looking forward to a camping trip.

La Broscian noted that Kodie had a Snapchat account, but there was nothing out of the ordinary posted to it and nothing has been uploaded since the time she disappeared. Previously, authorities had noted that Kodie had left her cell phone and shoes at home.

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(12:00 pm) EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Baraboo Police Department has located 10-year-old Kodie Dutcher and canceled the Amber Alert for her. No other details were provided in a release from the department.

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An Amber Alert has been issued in Wisconsin with the following information:

CHILD’S NAME: Kodie B. Dutcher AGE: 10 SEX: Female RACE: White HEIGHT: 4 ft. 9 inches WEIGHT: 110 lbs. HAIR COLOR: Blonde EYE COLOR: Blue CHILD LAST SEEN WEARING: Overall Pants

DATE AND TIME LAST SEEN: 07/06/20 at 4:00 p.m. on the 1100 Block of 12th Street in Baraboo. Child is believed to be on foot. Kodie is suspected to have taken an unknown amount of pills and may be suicidal. Emergency Services have checked the area but have not been able to locate Kodie. She left behind her cell phone and shoes. Any information on Kodie’s whereabouts please contact the Baraboo Police Department at (608) 963-5622.

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