BREAKING NEWS: Missing girl has been found alive - Medically will be just fine

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UPDATE: Sunday 10/14/12, 8:00 a.m. -
Washington, Mo. – The 11-year-old Maria Huber was found alive Thursday afternoon in a ravine near Jones Lane and Highway 100.  She was then transported by Washington EMS to Mercy Hospital-Washington.

We have known since Thursday that Maria had not sustained any major injuries and should be just fine.

We were able to confirm this information after speaking with several sources during this weekend.

The Sheriff’s department has not released an official statement as of Sunday.  The most important thing is that Maria will be just fine medically. 


Washington, Mo. - Franklin County Deputies and Emergency Service personnel are currently looking for a missing 11-year old female from the Washington area.

Deputies responded to the child’s residence at 958 Prairie View in Ming Estates, East of Washington early this morning when the parents noticed the child was missing.

The parents advised that she went to bed about 9:00 PM.  They entered her room about 6:00 AM, today and noticed that the child’s alarm clock had been set for 2:00 AM, and the child was not in her room.

The parents advised that the child had been upset over a disagreement that she had with her parents early in the week.

Although initial information indicates the child may have ran away from home, authorities are concerned about her age and the possibility she may have gone into the woods alone or who the child may be with.

The child is identified as Maria Huber, a Hispanic female, age 11.  She is 4’2” tall, 80 lbs.

She is believed to be wearing black and white tennis shoes with black sweat pants and a dark blue hoodie with her last name on the back.  She may also be wearing a tie died T-Shirt with orange, red, and blue colors.

Clothing description is not certain.  Anyone with information they may feel helpful is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 636-583-2567.

Callers can remain anonymous if requested.