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Massive Search for Little Girl Missing at Samuel P. Taylor State Park

The girl walked away from her family's campsite Friday without food or water.

Nine-year-old Ida Rothschild is missing in dense forest. (Photo released by rescue team)
Nine-year-old Ida Rothschild is missing in dense forest. (Photo released by rescue team)
Marin County Sheriff's Office officials are searching Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County for a 9-year-old New Mexico girl who disappeared Friday afternoon.

Ida Rothschild was last seen by her parents around 12:15 p.m. at the campground where the family is staying, according to Lt. Doug Pittman. The father realized he hadn't seen her after around 30 minutes and then searched for her for around an hour to an hour and a half with his wife before calling authorities for help, Pittman said.

Responders from around nine public agencies are on scene assisting with the search, along with more than 100 volunteers, Pittman said.

The county has also called in assistance from neighboring Bay Area counties to continue the search through the night and into tomorrow if necessary. So far, searchers have found no signs of Ida and no indications of foul play, Pittman said.

Pittman said the Rothschild family, which has two other children, boys aged 5 and 2, is visiting from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

They spent Thursday in Muir Beach before coming to Samuel P. Taylor, a heavily forested state park west of Fairfax known for its redwoods and Lagunitas Creek.

Ida is described as being 4 feet 2 inches tall with very dark, almost black hair cut in blunt bangs. She was last seen wearing a pink floral-print terry cloth swimsuit coverup, Pittman said.


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Gram June 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM
My heart breaks for this child..pray for her and also all who are assisting her parents!
nancy nakae June 15, 2014 at 02:12 PM
She was found in good condition 9am Saturday. Here is the link to the article. http://abc7news.com/family/family-reunited-after-girl-goes-missing-during-camping-trip/113771/
Bill Davis June 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Maybe this patch should not be running articles like the one above that say she still missing
Bill Davis June 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Clearly a disconnect between good reporting and a bad website

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