Hunter finds missing girl with autism in corn field

RAYMOND, Minn. - A hunter is being credited with finding a lost girl with autism, after she was missing from her home for about three hours. 

According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the 9-year-old girl was reported missing around 4:32 p.m. on Saturday from a home on the 14000 block of 45th Avenue Southwest in Raymond. 

The mother of the child called police to inform them her daughter has autism and had been missing for about half an hour. 

County deputies responded to the area and began organizing a search for the young girl in the corn fields near her home. 

Two local pilots also volunteered to fly over the field to help search. 

Then, at 6:43 p.m., the girl was located by a pheasant hunter who was in the area and heard the girl yelling for help. 

The hunter, identified as Daniel Kiecker, had been hunting north of where the main search for the girl was taking place. Kiecker is also a volunteer fire fighter with the Lake Lillian Fire Department. 

Several surrounding departments assisted with the search. 


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