LATEST: Missing Dilworth girl found at Walmart in Detroit LakesDILWORTH- A 16-year-old Dilworth girl who had been missing since Monday afternoon was located Tuesday night at a Walmart in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
By: Forum staff report, INFORUM
DILWORTH- A 16-year-old Dilworth girl who had been missing since Monday afternoon was located Tuesday night at a Walmart in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Justine Opatril tele-phoned someone who kept her on the phone long enough for Becker County authorities to arrive at the store and find her, said Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist.
Bergquist said members of his department were heading for Detroit Lakes about 9:15 p.m. to pick up the girl and bring her home.
He said it was unclear how she got to Detroit Lakes.
About 50 searchers combed fields northeast of Dilworth during the day Tuesday in a fruitless search for Opatril, who went missing Monday after she became angry and ran from her home into a corn-field, Bergquist said.
Bergquist held a news conference near Opatril’s home north of Dilworth Tuesday afternoon, stating authorities didn’t know what had upset the young woman.
“She had been a little an-gry about something and was talking to her mother and took off, ran into the cornfield,” Bergquist said. “The family tried to find her and after a few hours gave us a call.”