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Missing 3-year-old located safely in Missouri, Iowa DCI says

"We would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Fallon," the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a release.


The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says a missing 3-year-old out of Ringgold County has been found.

Fallon Wells was the subject of an Endangered Person Advisory but has been located safely in Missouri. DCI said "she is now with law enforcement and human services representatives."

DCI said in a release, "We would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Fallon."

Iowa DCI and the Ringgold County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the matter.

Original Story Below

The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are searching for 3-year-old Fallon Wells. 

Wells was reported missing Dec. 30, 2022. She is 36" tall, weighs around 30 pounds and has blue eyes and blonde hair.

The agencies issued an Endangered Person Advisory Friday morning. 

Wells was last known to have been with 54-year-old Michelle Grady and 58-year-old Monty Parkhurst, who may be traveling in a silver 1997 Oldsmobile with the Missouri license plate XE2V8V. 

If you have any information about Wells, Grady or Parkhurst, contact the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office at 641-464-3921 or call your local law enforcement agency.  

What is an Endangered Person Advisory?

Rather than an AMBER Alert — which is strictly for "when a child has been abducted and it is believed that the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death" — an Endangered Person Advisory spans across all ages and is issued under broader circumstances. 

These include missing people who are endangered due to custody disputes, disabilities, diseases and more as well as adult abductees and missing older people.

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