New Castle police safely locate missing 12-year-old girl

UPDATE: Police tell us they have safely located the missing girl tonight.

Original Story:

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. – Police in New Castle are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl Sunday evening.

A Lieutenant with the department tells us Allyson Hoelscher went missing this evening at around 8:30 p.m.

She reportedly is 12-years-old, but has a mental capacity of a 5-year-old. Hoelscher has ran away before, usually into the woods nearby her home, but authorities tell us they are concerned she hasn’t been found yet.

They have called in an Indiana State Police helicopter to use heat sensors to try to find her in the woods.

Hoelscher was last seen wearing pink shorts with a black t-shirt with Mickey Mouse on it. She lives two blocks southwest of Henry County Hospital.

Please call 911 or New Castle police at 765-529-4890 if you locate her.