Toddler Missing for 2 Days Found in Field

Rainn Peterson doing well in hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
Updated Oct 5, 2015 7:00 PM CDT

Little Rainn Peterson was playing with her two siblings at her great-grandparents' home in Ohio Friday night when she went missing. Her family reported her disappearance and a search was started—and on Sunday night, one of the volunteer searchers found the 2-year-old girl in a field about half a mile from the house, NBC News reports. "I found Baby Rainn and she's still alive," the searcher tells the 911 dispatcher in a call obtained by WKYC. "She's got flies all over her, but she's OK." "That's her I hear? Oh, I just got goosebumps," the dispatcher responds as the baby cries in the background. "Oh my God, me too," the caller replies. "I couldn't give up on this kid. Thank God."

The toddler, who reportedly "wandered off," police told WKBN, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she's doing well. But in a sad coda to the story, her mother told WKYC Monday that she hasn't been allowed to see her daughter. "They called me last night around 8:30 [or] 9, children's services did," she says. "They told me that they are taking custody of Rainn ... until the investigation is over. That's very frustrating. That's very upsetting because she was at my grandparents' house when she went missing. I was not there." Rainn and her siblings, ages 3 and 4, had reportedly been staying with their great-grandparents for about a month when Rainn went missing. (More missing child stories.)

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