Saturday, June 3, 2023

[UPDATE: Found] Four-Year-Old Missing in Laytonville


Scanner traffic indicates Mendocino County County Sheriff’s Office, Laytonville Fire, and California Highway Patrol are conducting a hasty search near the 46000 block of Fisherman Drive in Laytonville seeking a reported missing 4-year-old girl.

As of 3:25 p.m., the reporting party said the had been missing for only ten minutes and upon checking the neighbor’s house she often visits, the 4-year-old could not be located.

The missing 4-year-old is reported to be named Ellie, has brown, shoulder-length hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants.

CalFire Leggett personnel were requested to the scene for extra manpower.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Laytonville Fire Department Chief Sue Carberry has confirmed that the 4-year-old girl has been located safe.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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