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10-year-old Walworth girl found safe; father taken into custody

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 15:33:00-05

WALWORTH — An Amber Alert was canceled for a 10-year-old girl missing from Walworth after she was found safe.

On Monday, Jocelyn Van Duyn was reported missing from Walworth since Dec. 12. She left her home between 8 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, taking her cat and $30, according to Walworth police on Monday. Authorities then issued an AMBER Alert for Jocelyn late Monday night.

The Department of Justice said in a release Tuesday that Jocelyn was found in Hartsville, Indiana, alive and safe. She was found with her father, Jonathan J. Van Duyn, 33, who was taken into custody by the FBI's Indianapolis Division SWAT and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.

Jocelyn's family is traveling to Indiana to reunite with Jocelyn, according to the DOJ.

This continues to be an active investigation led by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and FBI Milwaukee Division, with assistance from the Walworth Police Department. Also assisting in the investigation are the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Indiana State Police, Walworth County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Wisconsin. FBI Indianapolis Division and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the recovery of the child.

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