BARABOO, Wis. (FOX 9) - 10-year-old Kodie Dutcher from Baraboo, Wisconsin, the subject of a statewide Amber Alert, has been found dead, according to a report by Madison station WMTV.
Police said her body was found near County Hwy. T and 12th Street late Tuesday morning, July 7. They did not release any other information.
The Amber Alert was issued late Monday, July 6. Authorities said she left a note behind reading, “Mom, I love you, but I can’t do it. Bye.” She’s suspected to have taken an unknown amount of pills, as well. She left behind her cellphone and shoes.
On Tuesday, July 7, Baraboo police indicated in a Facebook post that information obtained from the initial search of the residence suggested Kodie threatened self-harm. Officers immediately searched the area around the residence. Additional assistance from Baraboo Fire Department and Wisconsin Dells K-9 expanded the search area on foot.
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