Body of missing child found in Cherry Creek

HOWES CORNER, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The body of a missing girl was found in Cherry Creek Wednesday morning. The creek feeds into the Cheyenne River.

Witnesses say the 5-year-old girl went missing around 1 pm Tuesday, and was found around 11:40 am Wednesday in one of the creek's bends.

Officials say in this area the river is usually between 3 and 4 feet deep, but is currently running 7 to 8 feet deep. The child was found west of SD Highway 34 near Cherry Creek, SD and Howes Corner.

Officials have not yet released the child's name.