UPDATE | Missing Bullitt Co. girl found safe

Published: Jun. 7, 2018 at 5:25 PM EDT
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UPDATE: WLKY is reporting that Charlee Campbell has been found and is safe.

They say was found in the woods near her grandparents home with her dog Penny. She was said to be dehydrated and covered in tick bites.

We will update this story if we receive any new information.


Original story:

Police in Bullitt County are searching for a missing 2-year-old girl.

The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office tells CBS affiliate WLKY that the child, Charlee Campbell, is autistic.

Officials say that the girl’s grandmother woke up just before 10 a.m. Thursday and found the door open with Charlee and her dog gone.

She was last seen in the 600 block of Winding Hollow Road in Lebanon Junction.

Charlee has blonde hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue "Frozen" pajamas.

On Friday, around 100 first responders and volunteers searched the woods near the home hoping to find the toddler.

The sheriff's department says that multiple agencies are helping in the search, including a helicopter from the Louisville Metro Police Department.

A relative who was a person of interest in this case is no longer in custody and is cleared of wrongdoing.

She's believed to be with the family's female blue/gray pit bull.

Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says that while they are searching the woods near the home Charlee lives in, they are not sure she is even in the woods.

“I don’t know that I believe she is in the woods. I’m leaning more toward maybe a custody issue and something’s happened there that maybe we don’t know about yet,” Tinnell told WLKY.

Anyone with information on Charlee should call the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office at (502) 543-2514 or dial 911.

Posted by Bullitt County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 7, 2018