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Body of child believed to be missing 3-year-old found in canal

Missing child: Addie Rae
Missing child: Addie Rae(MCSO)
Published: Oct. 3, 2020 at 11:13 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office search for a 3-year-old, Adelesia concluded on Sunday after they found a body matching her description in a canal off 29 Road.

A helicopter assisting the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office spotted something in the water around 2 P.M. on Sunday in a canal after the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office made the decision to drain the Grand Valley canal to further look for her.

MSCO said she wondered off near her home at 29 ½ Rd. and 30 ½ Rd. near Orchard Avenue around 6 P.M. on Saturday night.

Mesa County Search and Rescue, Grand Junction Police Department, GJPD K-9 unit, and Child Protective Services all joined the search on Saturday.

The Mesa County Coroner will identify the body.

A candlelight vigil was held for her on Sunday evening on 29 Road to accompany around 200 people mourning the loss of Adelesia.

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