Missing Baraboo girl at center of Amber Alert found dead

NOW: Missing Baraboo girl at center of Amber Alert found dead

Updated: 10:06 p.m. on July 7, 2020

BARABOO, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A statewide Amber Alert was called off Tuesday morning after search crews in Baraboo found the body of a 10-year-old girl.

Kodie Dutcher went missing at around 4 in the afternoon Monday, July 6.

Her body was found at 11 a.m. Tuesday about a half mile from where she was last seen.

"The family, from my understanding, is devastated, as we all are," said Lt. Ryan Labroscian of the Baraboo Police Department. "We wanted to find Kodie alive and well. That was the goal from the time we received the call, and that's what we were out there doing, trying to find her."

The initial investigation began at her house, where police found a note in which they said Kodie threatened to harm herself.

Officials say she didn't show any previous signs of self-harm.

The family is newer to the area, having just moved to Baraboo in April.


Updated: 11:59 a.m. on July 7, 2020 

BARABOO, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities report Tuesday, July 7, missing 10-year-old Kodie Dutcher from Baraboo, has been found dead. 

Dutcher went missing just one day earlier. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates. 


Published: 11:13 p.m. on July 6, 2020 

BARABOO, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An amber alert has been issued for a missing 10-year-old girl from Baraboo.

Authorities say Kodie B. Dutcher has been missing since 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 6. She was last seen in the 1100 block of 12th Street. 

She is suspected to have taken an unknown amount of pills, and may be suicidal. She left behind her cell phone and shoes. 

Kodie is described as a white female standing 4'9" tall and weighing 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. 

She was last seen wearing overall pants and is believed to be traveling on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baraboo police at 608-963-5622.

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