Missing Bullitt County 2-year-old found alive after 32 hours

Charlee Campbell
Charlee Campbell

The search for a Kentucky toddler who went missing early Thursday ended happily Friday night, when the child was found.

Multiple news outlets reported that 2-year-old Charlee Campbell was found just after 6 p.m.

A fire chief told WDRB that she was "doing good," but few other details were immediately available. The station reported that the FBI had begun a forensic search of Charlee's grandparents' home at about 5 p.m.

WLKY reported that Charlee was dehydrated and had multiple tick bites and was with the sheriff.

About 100 volunteers and first responders in Bullitt County had fanned out Friday in search of the girl, who is on the autsim spectrum.

Louisville television station WLKY reported that the search had expanded to a perimeter of about 2 to 2.5 miles around the home where the child went missing.

She was last seen on Winding Hollow Road in Lebanon Junction Thursday morning. The girl's grandmother woke up and found the door open with Charlee and a pit bull dog missing at about 9:30 a.m.

Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell told WLKY that Charlee's grandfather last saw the girl when he checked on Charlee before leaving for work at about 5:30 a.m.

The grandparents have custody.

Several television stations reported earlier Friday that a relative of the child had been taken into custody as a person of interest in the case, but by Friday afternoon, the stations said the relative had been cleared of involvement.

WDRB reported that the man who was questioned had been booked on unrelated charges.

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