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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
November 22, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Update: Galt Girl Identified, Investigation Continues

GALT, Iowa -- The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 2 year old girl found in Galt early this afternoon. The child has been placed in the custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Authorities believe the van involved in this incident has also been located and no further assistance from the public is needed at this time.

“We appreciate the public’s response and assistance in this incident,” said Wright County Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer. “The calls and information provided by the public helped in identifying the girl and her family.”

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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