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A missing 6-year-old girl in Dundalk found by Baltimore County Police officers has died.

Officers responded to the 7900 block of Stratman Road at 3:52 p.m. for a report of a missing non-verbal autistic child. All available resources were deployed to the area to search for the child, including all available patrol units, aviation, K-9, and the Marine Unit. 

At 4:53 p.m. an officer out on foot searching the wood line on Merritt Avenue behind Merritt Park Baptist Church located the girl in a small stream in cardiac arrest. Medics were called to the scene while the officer began CPR. The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Center where she was pronounced deceased at 5:50 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is conducting a routine investigation into this incident as it does with all juvenile deaths.

UPDATE (February 14, 2018 11:08 p.m.):

Dennis Schaefer has been found and is safe. Thank you to all who shared his information in an attempt to help locate him.

Original Release (February 14, 2018 10:00 p.m.):

Police are searching for a 12-year-old boy reported missing from Overlea this evening and are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

Dennis Wayne Schaefer 3rd is approximately 5'6", 135 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket when he left for Parkville Middle School around 7:35 a.m. after having an argument with his father. He did not return home on the bus, and although he sometimes walks home to the 100 block of Overlea Avenue he never returned home today. Dennis does not have a history of leaving home. He has no money or phone with him. 

Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding Dennis Schaefer's whereabouts to contact them at 410-307-2020. You can also contact the White Marsh Precinct (9) directly at 410-887-5000.

Police spent much of the night searching for two critical missing juveniles, Kamar Thompson (9) and Esai Jones (11). Kamar Thompson was located earlier this afternoon, but police are still searching for Esai Jones.

The boys were believed to be together when they were last seen around 8:30 p.m. last night in the 3800 block of Washington Avenue. Esai Jones, who resides in the 2700 block of Claybrooke Drive in Windsor Mill, is approximately 5’-10”, 150 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue pants.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Esai Jones contact police by calling 9-1-1 or 410-307-2020.

This case is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Revised June 27, 2017