Fauquier sheriff’s bloodhound finds missing child
Jakob Heintzelman, 3, went missing in the woods near his home in Shenandoah County Tuesday. A Fauquier sheriff's deputy and his bloodhound located the boy after a 12-hour search. - Courtesy of Woodstock Police Department
Master Deputy Chris Snyder and his bloodhound, Judge
Dozens of law agencies and about 250 volunteers scoured the Woodstock area in Shenandoah County for a missing toddler - but it was a Fauquier deputy and his bloodhound who found the boy.
On Tuesday at about 4:30 p.m., the Woodstock Police Department's Facebook page reported that Jakob Heintzelman, 3, had gone missing from his neighborhood on South Hollingsworth Road in Woodstock. Police sent out the call for search volunteers to muster at a nearby armory, and called out dozens of law agencies to aid them in a search and rescue effort.
The search went on for about 12 hours. But in the dark of night, Fauquier Master Deputy Chris Snyder and his male Bloodhound Judge located Heintzelman, who was alive and well, in the woods south of his home.
Snyder and Judge are back in Fauquier County getting some well-deserved rest, said Lt. James Hartman, spokesman for the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office.
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