13-Month-Old American Indian Girl Found Dead Near Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana

Kenzley Olson, a 13-month-old American Indian girl, was found dead on Wednesday.

Kenzley Olson, a 13-month-old American Indian girl, was found dead on Wednesday.

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Published April 20, 2016

POPLAR, MONTANA— A 13-month-old American Indian girl who was abducted on Tuesday morning from her home near the border of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in Poplar, Montana.

Kenzley Ava-LeAnn Olson was missing for 26 hours before her body was discovered. Young Kenzley’s story gained national attention when the Amber Alert listing her disappearance was reported by Nancy Grace on Tuesday evening.

A couple listed in the Amber Alert as possible persons of interest were located early Wednesday and have been ruled out with any connection to Kenzley’s abduction and death.

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Lee Allmer says one person is in custody being questioned, but no charges have been filed as of Wednesday evening.

Several law enforcement agencies are involved with the investigation, including the Fort Peck Tribal police, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Olson was the second child kidnapped on or near the Fort Peck Indian Reservation since the beginning of the year. In late February, a 4-year-old girl was kidnapped was discovered alive 48 hours later. She girl had been sexually assaulted and a 20-year-old man was arrested in her abduction and sexual assault.  The man remains in jail without bond awaiting trial.

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