Police plan to search river, lake for missing 2-year-old

2:15 PM, May 26, 2013   |    comments
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ELK RIVER, Minn. - Police say they will continue searching the Elk River and nearby Orono Lake on Sunday for a missing 2-year-old girl.

According to police, crews will focus most of their efforts on searching the water on Sunday. They say the ground area was extensively searched on Saturday, and no further ground searches are planned. They say volunteer groups are not needed at this time.  

According to Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe, they have three boat teams on the water doing surface searches with sonar.  He says if they find anything they want a closer look at, they will send in a dive team.


Daisy Jo Holland was last seen Friday evening at the Wapiti Park Campground in Elk River. Her parents and other adults were setting up their campsite when they noticed the toddler was gone.  They called police around 8:15 p.m.

Dogs brought in to help in the search made strong indications of Daisy's scent near the riverbank.   


Authorities say they are looking at all scenarios, but they have no information that leads them to believe Daisy was abducted or foul play was involved. Rolfe says it is far too early to talk about negligence. 

Officials say they are actively interviewing people at the campground, including the other children who were near Daisy at the time of her disappearance.


Residents in the area, particularly those who live along the Elk River, Orono Lake or the Mississippi River, are asked to be on the lookout for any signs of Daisy. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office at 763-765-3595.

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