Sheriff's deputies locate missing girl

Sheriff's deputies locate missing girl

WINCHESTER, Ore. -- Douglas County Sheriff's deputies have located a missing 12-year-old girl, who disappeared from Winchester Elementary School shortly before noon on Tuesday.

Officials with the school reported the autistic girl missing at about 11:40 a.m. Authorities say the girl had been missing from the campus for about 10 minutes.

Law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and the Roseburg Police Department, along with firefighters from Fire District #2 responded to the school.

The Douglas County Citizen Emergency Notification System (CENS) was utilized to send a message to citizens in a 1-mile radius around the school.

The girl was located by a citizen who lives in the area and had received the CENS notification at about 12:04 p.m. Officials say the girl was located about 1/2 mile east of the school in the 800 block of Page Road.

Officials say the girl was uninjured.

Authorities are crediting the CENS notification for quickly being able to locate the girl.