Search for missing girl in Manistee County
Update: The Michigan State Police report 10-year-old Blessing Yoder was found alive and well this morning.
Michigan State Police and several other agencies are in the process of organizing another search Thursday for a missing girl in Manistee County.
Blessing Yoder, 10, was last seen near her home on Erdman and 13-Mile Road in Arcadia Twp. early Tuesday morning. Extensive searches took place Wednesday. Police and volunteers combed a wooded area near Blessing's home while a Coast Guard helicopter and two civilian planes searched from above.
Investigators believe Blessing ran away from home.
Blessing is African American and is described as being small for her age. She has brown eyes and black shoulder length hair. Blessing was last seen wearing a long sleeved purple shirt, black sweat pants and may also be carrying a purple blanket.
If you have any information on her location or believe you may have seen her, please call the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post at 231-779-6040 or the Manistee Police Dispatch Center at 231-723-6241.