HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — A Hamilton County deputy and his K-9 partner are being credited with finding a 12-year-old who briefly went missing overnight Sunday.
The child left her Noblesville home around 3 a.m. while it was around 16 degrees outside, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Neal Hoard and K-9 Maudie began tracking the child’s scent around 4:30 a.m. Maudie followed the scent for a little more than three-quarters of a mile and ultimately indicated the missing subject was on the other side of a fence in an enclosed yard.
Another deputy, Tyler Abbitt, scaled the fence and found the child in an exterior restroom.
The child was checked out at a hospital.
Police said the girl had attempted to run away in the past.