Update: Missing Toddler Found Dead Near Home

By KBJR News 1

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM CDT

Danbury, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Rescue crews have located the body of the 3 year old girl who went missing on Tuesday night 25 yards from her house in Danbury, WI.

According to the Burnett County Sheriff Dan Roland, 3 year old Renna Mae Williams wandered away from her house Tuesday night while she was playing with a dog.

Renna was found dead on Wednesday in a slow current canal with three feet of water.

Authorities say that the canal where she was found is a spot where the family has their boat tied up and frequently launches their boat.

Officials say that the dog that the girl was playing with at the time she disappeared was with her the entire time she was missing.

An autopsy will be performed on the body.

Officials say that this is still an open investigation. No other information is being released at the moment.

500 volunteers and multiple law enforcement agencies spent the day looking for Renna.

Authorities were told that the girl apparently wandered away from her home in the village of Danbury, 15 miles north of Siren, WI around 6:30pm.

The search began immediately, with help from local law enforcement and rescue personnel, as well as multiple K-9 units and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.

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