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Search underway on Navajo Nation for missing 3-year-old girl

March 15, 2019

ANETH, Utah (AP) — Navajo Nation authorities are searching in southeastern Utah for a missing 3-year-old girl.

Navajo police say officers began searching late Thursday for Andanndine Jones with help from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and Montezuma Creek Fire and Rescue.

Navajo Nation authorities say the search continued into Thursday night and that over 100 volunteers joined the effort Friday.

Circumstances of the girl’s disappearance weren’t immediately clear. Council spokesman Carl Slater says reports indicated that searchers focused initial efforts along a runoff-swollen creek where dogs were observed barking toward the water.

Slater says the location is several miles from where the creek feeds into the San Juan River.

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This story replaces a previous version to correct the first name of the missing girl, and to correct that the search continued into Thursday night.