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Missing Redwood County, Minn., girl found at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

VESTA – The 15-year-old Redwood County girl missing from her family’s home was located in a cornfield near her residence around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday by officers flying a State Patrol helicopter.

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According to Redwood County Sheriff Randy Hanson, Paulina Leach appeared to be uninjured but was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Leach’s parents reported around 8:30 a.m. that she walked away from their home west of Vesta Wednesday morning and then walked into a cornfield in Section 27 of Underwood Township.

Hanson also noted that he’d like to thank the State Patrol for their assistance in the search.

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