In the early morning on July 2, Wyoming News Now reported on the missing of a 12-year-old girl, Brianna Weinert. She was last seen at her house in the 10000 block of Ridgeview Road, Natrona County, Wyoming, at approximately 9:30 pm July 1, 2019.
A bloodhound, Jessie, from Colorado, and her JCSO Deputy K. Fosler joined a significant search effort with residents and a half-dozen agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, Casper Fire-EMS, Rising Wings Aviation and Jefferson County, Colorado to locate the girl.
“For nearly two hours, she searched the Wyoming area where the 12-year-old girl was last seen … and then she pulled her handler, Fosler, back toward the direction they started. Fosler thought she had lost the scent,” The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
“Turns out, she knew exactly where she was going and as the pair got closer to a home, Jessie went around to the back and near a large bush, they spotted the girl, hiding. She was hungry, dehydrated, and sunburnt after 20 hours out in the elements, but she was otherwise uninjured,” JCSO officials described the moment they found the little girl.
Sgt. Sean Ellis said that in the area where the girl was finally found, human searchers spent eight and a half hours, but they were not aware of her presence until the dog showed the way.
According to the Star-Tribune, Weinert had no medical issues when she was found, and police don’t suspect that her disappearance involved any criminal activity.
“This is one of those stories we’re glad to share with the public because it goes to our core mission of Protect, Serve, Enforce,” police said.