Charlee, a 2-year-old baby girl from Lebanon, went missing in June from her grandparents’ house.
Charlee Campbell, who was referred to as “Mo” by her family, had fallen asleep when her grandfather left for work that morning, but her grandmother awoke to find her missing just a few hours later.
Penny, the family dog and best friend of the toddler, also went missing.Beth Campbell, the girl’s grandmother, saw that the front door was open at that point.
The search, which included a large wooded area close to Charlee’s house, was started by police, firefighters, and sniffer dogs.
The search included over 100 volunteers, but after nearly two days, neither Charlee nor Penny had been found. Posters and images of Charlee, who was last seen in blue “Frozen” pajamas, covered the entire area.
The search for the missing girl, which had caught the attention of not only the local media but also the national media, was being assisted by everyone in the small community.
However, after 36 hours, a miracle took place.When something in Wayne Brown’s yard caught his eye, he was at home praying that Charlee would be found safe.
Wayne claims that it was a little blonde girl who was covered in tick bites, scratches, and leaves in her hair.He called his son, who immediately called the police after recognizing her clothing from the description.
However, the narrative would soon take a second unexpected turn.Penny, Charlee’s pit bull, had returned to Beth’s house just a few minutes before Charlee arrived on Wayne’s property.
Beth accepts that Penny halted next to Charlee the entire time she was away and ensured the 2-year-old was protected.
Beth hugs Penny and says, “This is our hero.”Penny waited until she was sure Charlee was safe before coming home.
To recover from the ordeal, Charlee was taken to Louisville’s Norton Children’s Hospital.Penny, the beloved pet who safeguarded Charlee, is also enjoying a hamburger or two as the little girl enjoys a bounty of treats with her family.
Natalie Quick, Charlee’s mother, would like to express her gratitude to all of the volunteers and emergency personnel who assisted in the search for her daughter.