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Name: Ivy Marie Leinen
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 14, 2010
Location Last Seen: Poplar, Roosevelt County, Montana
Date of Birth: March 2, 1999
Age: 11 yrs old
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Gray/Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Short hair; Birthmark on left shoulder and on the left side of head in her hair. Large scar on the inside of her left wrist and a small scar on the center of her forehead.
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Pink dress, white sneakers, and white socks with poodles on them.
Additional Personal Items: None
Ivy was last seen leaving a relative's home on the afternoon of March 14, 2010 and has not been seen or heard from since. Leinen reportedly went for a walk and about 15 to 20 minutes later did not come back. She was with four of the family’s dogs, and when the dogs came back to the residence without her, the family started looking for her. The residence is on the Missouri River, and after searching the area with tracking dogs into the night, the girl’s tracks were located and led across to an island.
After following the girl’s tracks on the island, the tracks led searchers to the main channel of the Missouri River. The tracks of the girl and the dogs were found on the ice-covered river near an open water area. The tracks of the girl led to the edge of the open area of the river and none were found to return. The girl’s and the dog’s tracks are such that searchers believe the girl may have fallen into the open water.
Agency Name: Richland County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Deputy John Dynneson
Agency Phone Number: 406-433-6849
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 0314201027-7
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 8911
NCMEC Case Number: 1143038
Sidney Herald (MT) - Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Added: 6/17/2017; Last Updated: 6/17/2017
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.