Bullitt Co. toddler in child protective services' custody as disappearance investigated

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WDKY) - Bullitt County authorities say the toddler who was found after a search lasted more than a day is now in child protective service custody as an investigation continues into her disappearance.

WDRB reports authorities are still piecing together clues into two-year-old Charlee Campbell's disappearance, and they are searching for her missing pajama bottoms and diaper.

Campbell was found Friday evening in a wooded area near her grandparents' home with her dog Penny. She was dehydrated and covered in tick bites. The toddler is autistic.

Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell updated media during a Monday morning news conference, saying a forensic exam is scheduled to see if she was sexually abused.

Tinnell also told media the dog appeared to have been too clean to be in a wooded area for a long period of time. He is also looking to press charges against the toddler's grandmother for negligence.

A relative who was a person of interest in the disappearance was cleared of wrongdoing Friday before the toddler was discovered.

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