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Missing autistic toddler girl found SAFE after 32 hours: Police

A Kentucky toddler who disappeared from her grandparents’ Bullitt County home on Thursday morning has been found safe, according to officials. Her pit bull dog, Penny, was also found safe.

WDRB reports that 2-year-old Charlee Campbell is “doing good” according to authorities, although she was dehydrated and had tick bites. The toddler was found around 5 p.m. on Friday after she walked onto the porch of a home off of Roy Layne Road.

The little girl had to walk up around 600 yards of a hill to reach the residence, but when she did, the homeowners recognized her as the missing girl and called the police. Shortly after the little girl was found, Penny ran home.

Additional details are pending.

“I’m just so happy she’s safe and alive,” Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said. “We’re blessed she’s healthy.”

The little girl was taken to local hospital for a medical checkup. However, the case isn’t over according to Tinnell. Child Protective Services (CPS) is now involved and a criminal investigation will continue. A family member who was previously detained as a person of interest in the case has been cleared.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Charlee was reportedly sleeping in her bed at 5:30 a.m. when her grandfather left for work. Four hours later, the little girl’s grandmother spotted the toddler’s bedroom door open and noticed she was missing and subsequently contacted authrorities. The home is located off of 600 block of Winding Hollow Road in Lebanon Junction.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Charlee Campbell/Handout]