Missing 2-year-old Trumbull County girl found alive

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NORTH BLOOMFIELD, OH - Rainn Peterson, 2, was found safe nearly 48 hours after she was reported missing. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.


Courtesy: Trumbull County Dispatch Center

Courtesy: Trumbull County Dispatch Center

Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere tells Fox 8's Peggy Gallek the toddler was found less than a mile south from the house in which she was last seen. 

Altiere tells Fox 8's Allison Brown that she was found by a volunteer searcher riding through the field on a 4-wheeler.

She had on a purple shirt and gray pants when she was found in the field just 100 feet from the road.

He was with the family as he talked to Fox 8 on the phone, the family could be heard rejoicing in the background. 

"She appears okay and we are so thankful, " Altiere said. 

The sheriff said they are still investigating to determine how the girl got out of the house.

On Sunday, search for Rainn Peterson had expanded to all of Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday afternoon, Rainn was added to the missing children's list on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Rainn was last seen at her great-grandparents' home on State Route 45 in North Bloomfield Friday evening around 6:30 p.m. The Trumbull County Sheriff says that she was wearing a purple shirt, gray pants and multi-colored pink and lime green shoes.

Family members were questioned on Friday night and Saturday as authorities worked to piece together her disappearance.

Multiple agencies were involved in the search, including  BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation), the Trumbull County sheriff's office, the FBI, the Marshal's office as well as representatives from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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