IA MACKENZIE GODDEN: Missing from Denison, IA - 25 June 2021 - Age 6 *Found Safe*

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Crawford County officials searching for 6-year-old, community asked to volunteer​

According to a press release, on Friday around 8:53 p.m., Crawford County officials received a report of a missing, six-year-old girl. She was last seen wearing a unicorn shirt and grey pants as she walked away from her home around 7 p.m. in Denison.

Fire departments in Crawford County conducted a search with Crawford County EMA, Shelby County EMA, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s office.

The girl, known as Mackenzie Godden, was not found. If anyone from the public wants to help search for Mackenzie, they are asked to meet at the Crawford Memorial Hospital at 10 a.m.

Authorities searching for 6-year-old missing girl from Denison, IA​

On Friday, June 25, shortly before 9 pm, the Crawford County Communications Center received a call about a missing girl from the 100 block of Oak Ridge Drive.

When police arrived, they were told that Mackenzie "Kensie" Godden, a white female approximately 6-years-old, was missing.

She was last seen wearing a maroon unicorn shirt and gray pants. All the fire departments in Crawford County responded to assist with the search as well as Crawford County EMA, Shelby County EMA, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

During an overnight search, officials did not find her and resumed searching in the daytime.

If members of the public wish to assist in the search, police are asking them to report to the parking lot at Crawford County Memorial Hospital at 10 a.m.

Volunteers are asked not to search on their own. They will be directed to be a part of a search team by incident command.


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Search still underway for 6-year-old girl reported missing in Denison Friday night​

Crawford County Communications Center was contacted at 8:53 p.m. by a family Friday about the disappearance of Mackenzie Godden, according to a news release. Godden, also known as Kensie, was last seen walking away from her home at 129 Oak Ridge Drive in Denison wearing a maroon unicorn shirt and grey pants.

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt said that the community and local law enforcement searched for Godden into the night while it was storming.

"Searches were conducted by family, friends, neighbors and ultimately law enforcement last evening with no luck," Mortvedt said.

Searches picked back up again at around 6 a.m. Saturday, he said. Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Iowa DCI, Iowa State Patrol, state Emergency Management Agency and other nearby county sheriff's offices and fire departments coordinated efforts to search the area surrounding her home.

Volunteers in the search Saturday are being directed to Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, which is near Godden's home. While there are some developed areas such as the hospital near the residence, most of the area behind their home is rural, with farm fields, timber and rough terrain, Mortvedt said.

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