Body of missing 2-year-old girl found

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The 18-hour hunt for a small miss with autism ended successful heartbreak Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators announced conscionable aft 2 p.m. that the assemblage of 2-year-old Iklas Abdullahi Ahmed was recovered adjacent Rosland Park successful Edina.

Iklas Abdullahi Ahmed (credit: Edina Police)

Police and occurrence crews from respective antithetic cities joined forces with Edina’s constabulary and firefighters successful the hunt effort. Crews dispersed passim the park, portion drones with infrared and heat-seeking exertion covered the country by air. Edina residents were besides asked to transportation successful and hunt their spot for the missing girl.

“The biologic begetter needed to instrumentality 1 of the children distant to the bathroom, and portion successful the bathroom, dealing with that aspect, our missing juvenile Iklas wondered off,” Edina Police Chief Todd Milburn said.

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Family and friends were staged wrong a bus, portion investigators searched the country adjacent the h2o wherever she was past seen.

Screams and cries could beryllium heard coming from the country conscionable aft 1 p.m., erstwhile constabulary escorted household members to the waters’ edge. Iklas’s mother, flooded with grief, collapsed. She was taken to a adjacent ambulance. Moments later, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s wagon arrived, signaling the extremity of the search.

Police accidental its probe is ongoing. Several Edina residents person already travel unneurotic and collected much than $3,000 to assistance Iklas’s household wage for ceremonial expenses.

A candlelight vigil volition beryllium held successful her grant astatine Rosland Park Tuesday astatine 7 p.m.

Reg Chapman

Reg Chapman joined WCCO-TV successful May of 2009. He came to WCCO from WNBC-TV successful New York City wherever helium covered an array of stories for the station...More from Reg Chapman

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