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11-year-old Katie Jean Krauth Missing from north-central Iowa, Missing child alert Issued (UPDATE: FOUND SAFE)

11-year-old Katie Jean Krauth has been reported missing and taken from her home in Katie Jean KrauthNorthwood, Iowa. A missing child alert has been issued.

Bogle says they have few other details. He says the child was taken from her mother and they’re working with local and Minnesota authorities to try and locate her. Bogle says the girl was taken from her home in Northwood around 1:43 a-m in a White Mercury Marquee four-door car. He says they don’t know who took the girl.

Bogle says they have not issued a nationwide Amber Alert, but it is something they will consider. Bogle says they’re trying to “firm up some additional information” so they have the proper information if they issue an Amber Alert.

(Radio Iowa)


  • Krauth is described as being white
  • brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • five-foot-two inches tall 
  • 80 pounds.
  • She has a mole on her back.
  • Krauth was last seen wearing a blue tank top with blue jeans and flip-flops.

Anyone with information on the girl is asked to call Northwood Police at 642-324-3640.

UPDATE: Missing Northwood girl found Safe

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a missing Northwood girl has been found and is safe in Minnesota.

As the investigation progressed, investigators determined Katie Krauth was located safe with friends of Barb Krauth in Austin, Minnesota and is currently in the custody of Agents of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

A news release from the Iowa D-C-I says at this time in the investigation, it appears Barb Krauth made an erroneous report to law enforcement. The investigation continues and investigators will consult with the Worth County Attorney to determine if criminal charges against Barb Krauth are warranted.

(Radio Iowa)

Report of missing girl apparently false, mother faces charges

With all the missing persons cases that exist out there the last thing that law enforcement needs are false reports. That seems to be the case in the report that 11 year old Katie Jean Krauth was missing. It would seem her mother filed an erroneous missing persons report.

Saunders says it’s not clear why the mother apparently field the false report.
He says investigators still don’t know exactly why and how the report was made, and he says they used a lot of resources finding the girl and are just glad she was found safe.

Saunders says while fifteen law enforcement agencies from Iowa and Minnesota took time and manpower to participate, the release of a public alert did turn up information on the child’s whereabouts. Saunders says information started coming in from friends of the family who heard officers might be looking for the girl. He says at the time they got the first information, they went with it as the information seemed important to release since the girl’s whereabouts were unknown. Saunders says as the investigation continued, “It would appear that this information was erroneous.”

(Radio Iowa)

August 1st, 2006 at 04:46pm Posted by | abduction, Found Alive, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

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