Acting Wareham Police Chief John Walcek, working as control chief of the South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Unit, reports that a missing 12-year-old girl was found safe Thursday morning.
Just before 7 a.m. (Thursday), the girl was found by a resident in Wareham after she approached him looking for help while he was dropping his child off at a bus stop. The resident knew she had been missing after seeing reports and called Wareham Police. The girl had been in the woods through most of the night.
The girl was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Dozens of law enforcement officers searched throughout the day and night Wednesday in the area of Indian Neck Road and Great Neck Road in Wareham after she was reported missing from a group home.