7 year old Willow Long has been missing since Sunday morning, September 8, 2013 in Watson, Illinois. Willow walked away from her home on Circle Drive in Watson Sunday morning after an argument with her mother, and has not been seen since. Willow was reported missing by her parents at approximately 10:15 this morning. Calling all to come out and help search for little 7 year old Willow Long.
Missing – Willow Long
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Department say they’re searching for 7-year old Willow Long of Watson. Police tell us the girl walked away from her home on Circle Drive in Watson Sunday morning after an argument with her mother, and has not been seen since.
Willow is approximately 4-foot tall, and has shoulder-length red hair. She was last seen wearing a long purple shirt, oversize like a nightgown.
8:30PM UPDATE: Effingham County Sheriff John Monnet said, “We don’t feel there’s foul play, that she just walked off. We’re gonna continue until we find her”. The Sheriff said, however, “it’s been quite a time since she’s been missing, and time is not a good thing.” Monnet said Willow’s mother Cierra Deryke was feeling ill, and was in bed. She got up once to check on Willow and her 3-year old brother, and they were watching TV. She got up later and Willow was gone. She asked her son where Willow was, and the boy pointed toward the front door
UPDATE I: Help pours in to search for missing girl.
UPDATE II: Child’s body found in search for missing Willow Long … positively ID’d as Willow Long.
If anyone has seen Willow, or know of her location, please call the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department at (217) 342-2101.