A Colorado police dog turned out to be in the right place at the right time last week, helping find a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming, officials said.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that MK K. Fosler and Jessie Slug were in Wyoming for an unrelated appeal after being hijacked for a search request from a missing girl.
Brianna Weinart was reported missing around 22 hours. Monday, according to the Star-Tribune Casper.
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The MP and Jessie joined in the search for their daughter, but the heat of almost 90 degrees forced the dog to pause for 20 minutes despite wearing a refreshing vest. The dense cactus area also complicated the search, according to the sheriff's office.
"For nearly two hours, she searched the Wyoming area where the 12-year-old girl was last seen … and she then brought her deputy, MP Fosler, back in the direction they had taken lost perfume, "said the police. "It turned out that she knew exactly where she was going and as the two men were getting closer to a house, Jessie walked back to and near a large bush. they noticed the girl hiding. "
Weinart was starving, dehydrated and sunburned after 20 hours, but he was "otherwise hurt," according to the sheriff's office.
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The authorities told the Tribune-Tribune that they did not suspect any criminal involvement in the disappearance of the girl and claimed that she had no medical problems.
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"This is one of those stories that we are happy to share with the public, as it is part of our core mission to protect, serve, enforce," the police said. "We are grateful that this girl is doing well, and we also thank the Fosler and K9 Jessie assistants who were in Wyoming and able to respond to help another agency and this family."