BREAKING NEWS: Missing 7-year-old girl found

7-year-old Patrice Dotson was found on Tuesday afternoon on the North side of Carbondale.

At around 1:45 p.m., Patrice was found by Carbondale City employees involved in the search in the 1500 block of North Marion Street extension in Carbondale according to the Carbondale Police Deparment.

Patrice was then reunited with her family and transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in order to check her well-being.


Police say the investigation involving Patrice’s disappearance is ongoing.

The Carbondale Police Department gives thanks the Carbondale community for their assistance and support to those involved in the search.

Patrice was declared missing after last being seen Monday around 6 p.m. near the 600 block of West Cherry Street.

The story will be updated as soon as information becomes available