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Missing little girl is found after search party hears dog barking in cornfield
After 3-year-old Remy disappeared from her yard, a team of people went looking for her. They soon found out she wasn't alone.
Patricia Lynn
01.18.22

Having a child go missing is every mom and dad’s worst nightmare. But as terrifying as it is for the parent, it’s a traumatic event for the child as well.

One would hope that if a kid were to get lost, they’d have a ‘guardian angel’ watching over them. This is exactly what happened when a little girl in Missouri disappeared from her family’s yard.

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It all started on just an ordinary day.

Timberlyn Merritt is a stay-at-home mom who is constantly busy taking care of everyone. This includes three-year-old, Remy, and also the family’s 1-year-old Yorkie pup, Heath.

One afternoon, Merritt said she had left Remy on the swings, and when she came out to check on her baby girl, it was already too late.

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Remy and Heath were suddenly gone from Merritt’s sight.

The mom went out to the cornfield screaming and yelling Remy’s name over and over again. Overwhelmed with fear and despair, Merritt immediately dialed emergency 911 in order to report the lost child.

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Merritt mustered up her motherly courage and embarked on the cornfield in search of her daughter.

More than 100 people joined the search for Remy. The groups divided accordingly and began searching along massive acres of 8ft high corn stalks.

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One of the mom’s biggest worries was the danger of wild animals. She told Inside Edition:

“There’s all kinds of wild animals. We hear coyotes all the time down here. I thought she was going to be scared, because it was dark and she was all alone. I didn’t know if she knew we were coming for her. I didn’t know what she was thinking.”

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The mom very bravely went on the search even after dusk. She recorded part of her nightly trip in the pitch-black cornfield in order to try her best to find her daughter.

Finally, at around 8 am and after 12 hours of looking, one of the search dogs barked. That’s when they heard a weak bark in return, coming from deep inside the cornfield.

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They decided to follow the barking sounds.

Eventually, the search party discovered little Remy, who was lying in the dirt next to her furry friend Heath. At last, the two had been found!

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She was located roughly about a half-mile away from the home by some nearby green silos. Although many people contributed, Heath turned out to be the hero of the evening. He bravely stayed by the toddler the entire time and never left her side. As every loyal companion does, Heath made sure Remy was kept safe and away from harm’s way.

Merritt was overwhelmed with joy and happiness as soon as she was able to see her daughter’s face. She busted into tears and held her daughter closely in her embrace. Both Remy and Heath suffered from minor dehydration and mosquito bites, but nothing major was threatened.

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It’s hard to imagine how frightening it would have been for Remy to be lost and not know how to get home. Fortunately, she had her four-legged ‘guardian angel’ there to watch over her the entire time.

Check out the video below to see an interview with Remy’s mom about what happened!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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