A ten-year-old girl who was the subject of an AMBER Alert Monday has been found dead near her home.
Kodie B. Dutcher was reported missing Monday afternoon, and a search of her home in Baraboo, Wisconsin found evidence that the girl threatened self-harm.
The AMBER Alert messagesaid Dutcher was suspected of taking "an unknown amount of pills and may be suicidal." The girl left behind her shoes and cell phone.
Community members gathered to look for her Monday night and again Tuesday morning. No word at this time who found her body.
Lt. Ryan Labroscian said a death investigation to determine what happened is now underway, according to Channel 3000 in Madison.
Labroscian told Channel 3000 the sad update should remind everyone of the importance of mental health.
“I would hope we find ways to, we as in everyone in the state of Wisconsin and our nation, try to find whatever we can to fund more mental health assistance … to help with these sorts of things before they happen,” he said.
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