Missing 9-year-old girl found in Chaffee County

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Sidney Peet

COTOPAXI, Colo. — A missing 9-year-old who was last seen Sunday morning outside her home in Cotopaxi was found near Poncha Springs in Chaffee County.

Sidney Peet allegedly told her foster family she was going outside to walk the family dog and play at 8.a.m. The dog was found in the back yard on the 24th Trail, but Peet was missing.

Peet is in protective custody with the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say she is in good health and is believed to have left home voluntarily.

According to the Canon City Daily Record, Peet may have been trying to get to Grand Junction where her biological relatives lived.