10-year-old Baraboo girl died from suicide, preliminary autopsy results say

Preliminary autopsy results say that Kodie Dutcher, the 10-year-old girl who went missing from her Wisconsin home on Monday, died from “pharmacologic suicide,” the Baraboo Police Department said Thursday.

The autopsy, conducted Wednesday, revealed no signs of foul play or abuse, police said. Toxicology results will be back in about two weeks, and the full autopsy results aren’t expected for at least 45 days.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kodie was believed to have taken pills when she disappeared, and she left behind a note for her mother that read, “Mom, I love you but I can’t do it Bye.”

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Sauk County authorities found the girl’s body near her home at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, WiscNews reported. An AMBER Alert had been issued after her disappearance.

“The detectives have been, as you can imagine, working nonstop on the investigation,” Lt. Ryan La Broscian of the Baraboo Police Department said Thursday morning at a news conference.

A statement from police said the investigation remains ongoing. “Please continue to keep Kodie’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time,” it said.

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