9 Year Old Ida Rothschild from New Mexico Missing Since 6/13/14 in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County, CA (Update: Ida Rothschild Found Safe)
9 year old Ida Rothschild has been missing since Friday, June 13, 2014 in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County, California. The nine year old girl disappeared Friday afternoon around 12:15 p.m. at the campground where the family is staying. According to authorities, the missing girl’s father realized he hadn’t seen his daughter after about 30 minutes and then began looking for her for about an hour to an hour and a half with his wife before calling authorities for help.
Authorities do not suspect foul play at this time. Authorities say the search will continue round the clock.
Missing: Ida Rothschild
Responders from around nine public agencies are on scene assisting with the search, along with more than 100 volunteers, Pittman said.
The county has also called in assistance from neighboring Bay Area counties to continue the search through the night and into tomorrow if necessary.
So far, searchers have found no signs of Ida and no indications of foul play, Pittman said.
Pittman said the Rothschild family, which has two other children, boys aged 5 and 2, is visiting from Santa Fe, New Mexico. They spent yesterday in Muir Beach before coming to Samuel P. Taylor, a heavily forested state park west of Fairfax known for its redwoods and Lagunitas Creek.
Ida is described as being 4 feet 2 inches tall with very dark, almost black hair cut in blunt bangs. She was last seen wearing a pink floral-print terry cloth swimsuit coverup, Pittman said.
The area is rugged, with dense growth and rolling open hills that go for miles, the sheriff’s office said. Lagunitas Creek was receiving special attention because the waterway could be a lure to a child. Water rescue teams from the Marin County Fire Department were searching the creek area. California Highway Patrol aircraft were scanning the area, and thermal equipment was being brought in to assist as the search went into the evening.
The family had visited Muir Beach before coming to the park, and authorities speculated the girl could have been trying to find it because she enjoyed being there so much.
UPDATE I: Girl missing in Marin County park found safe.
Authorities announced Saturday morning that a nine-year-old girl who had gone missing in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County has been found safe.
9-year-old Ida Rothschild was found shortly before 9 a.m. by a couple mountain bikers cycling on a trail in the park. One of cyclists who found her told KTVU she heard the girl shouting for help on hillside.
Authorities made the official announcement that the girl had been found safe just after 10 a.m.