Missing Grainger County Girl Found In Trunk Of Car

Blaine, Tenn. -- A missing 5 year-old girl was found in the trunk of a car.

Grainger County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched around 5:30 the child's home. While en-route, police learned the child had been found locked inside the trunk of a car.

The mother, Katrina Woodby, said the child had been missing since 4:00.

The Deputy got the child out, and said she was bright red and hot to the touch, covered in perspiration.

Sheriff Scott Layel said, "This could have been such a tragedy. Grainger County deputies quick response in the search and getting EMS treatment probably saved this child from suffocation or heat stroke. The temperature inside the trunk was well over 100 degrees."

The child was taken to Children's Hospital in Knoxville. Katrina Woodby is charged with Child Neglect and Abuse, but has been released on bond.

DCS is investigating.


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