Missing Minnesota Toddler Found Dead After Extensive Search

Edina, Minn. – The body of a missing girl was recovered early Tuesday afternoon in the area of Rosland Park, concluding a search that spanned more than 18 hours.

The search for Iklas Abdullahi Ahmed involved more than 150 first responders from agencies around the region after the girl reportedly wandered away from her family.

“On behalf of the City, I want to send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of this young girl,” said Edina Police Chief Todd Milburn. “Our hearts go out to all those affected by this devastating tragedy.”

Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Hennepin County Water Rescue team located the girl’s body in the water adjacent to Rosland Park, 4300 W. 66th Street.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Edina Police and Fire personnel were aided by numerous agencies in the region, totaling more than 150 people including the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Task Force 1, and police and fire crews from the neighboring cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Rogers, Savage, and St. Louis Park.

“We are appreciative of all those who aided in this search, including our law enforcement and fire and rescue partners as well as those in the surrounding areas,” Milburn added.

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