Isabella Oleschuk: Missing 4 days, has been found safe
ORANGE, Conn. — A 12-year-old Conn. girl who is deaf in one ear and who has been missing since early Sunday morning was found safe Wednesday.
According to news reports Isabella “Bella” Oleschuk has not been seen since she went out to feed her chickens early Sunday morning around 6 a.m.
Assistant Chief Edward Koether responded to an email from hornface.com Wednesday morning saying the department announced at a news conference this morning that Bella was found safe and that more details will follow.
Orange Patch reported Wednesday morning that Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne said during the press conference, “We are thrilled to announce that she [Bella] has been found and is safe.”
“She did leave home. She was with a friend and is OK,” he said.
WFSB News reported Bella was found in an abandonded farm stand with pop tarts, granola bars, and juice, police said at a press conference. She was found on Indian Hill Road and Prindle Hill Road in Orange.
Police will hold another press conference later today to share more information on what they know.
A neighbor, who is close friends with the family, said he’s not been allowed to visit the family, WFSB News said.
As soon as Gagne made his announcement, Orange Patch reports that screams of joy erupted from friends and Lee Ireland, who was in attendance at Wednesday’s press conference. Ireland embraced Stuart King, the son of the church’s pastor.
Rev. Tod King of Orange Congregational Church exclaimed, “Glory, Hallelujah.”
Orange Police said repeatedly they would not stop looking until they found Bella. This is the best possible outcome. Everyone’s prayers have been answered.
Police had announced that on Wednesday at 11 a.m. they were planning to hold a press conference where Bella’s parents, Beth and Roman Oleschuk, would give their first public statement. Poilce said they would not be taking questions.
The Orange Police, fire department, FBI, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), K-9 search teams, and everyone else who helped to find Bella are to be commended for their efforts and determination not to give up on her.
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