Willow Long Missing: Body Found In Search For 7-Year-Old Illinois Girl

willow longThe body of a child was found in the search for a 7-year-old girl who went missing from her Illinois home on Sunday, UPI reports.

The body hasn’t yet been identified, but authorities made the discovery during their search for Watson resident Willow Long. Initially, police wondered if Long left her home while trying to reenact a Disney movie.

The girl was watching “The Princess and the Frog” with her little brothers on Sunday at home when she vanished. Her mother, who was feeling ill, was taking a nap, CNN reports.

“We were thinking maybe she wanted to go on this adventure,” J.R. Nieman of the Watson Fire Department told CNN. “So we have checked bodies of water.”

Trending: Report: 90% of #MarchForOurLives Protesters Were NOT Teenagers

Willow is described as 4 feet tall, with shoulder-length red hair. She is not wearing her glasses, 14 News reports.

Anyone with any information about the disappearance can call the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department 217-342-2101.

Read more here


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.