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UPDATE: Search called off for child missing in northern Arkansas

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VIOLET HILL (AP) - Izard County authorities have ended a search for a child who was reportedly seen walking into a wooded area in northern Arkansas.

Chief Investigator Charles Melton with the county sheriff's office said Friday that searchers have found no sign of a child and that door-to-door questioning of residents turned up no missing children.

The search began Thursday afternoon when three people reported seeing an approximately 3-year-old boy walking into the woods near Violet Hill in northeastern Izard County. The search included state Department of Correction search dogs and a helicopter from neighboring Baxter County.

Melton says the three witnesses - all in one home - may have simply been mistaken in what they saw and had no apparent reason to fabricate their report.

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