2 girls with autism missing after walking away from home

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, August 31 2016 Aug 31, 2016 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:48:00 AM CDT August 31, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

BLUE SPRINGS (AP) — Two suburban Kansas City girls with autism have been found in a wooded area near their Blue Springs home several hours after walking away overnight, possibly in search of food.

Blue Springs police spokeswoman Jennifer Dachenhausen said a police officer found 14-year-old Katherine Oglesby and 11-year-old Annabelle Oglesby on Wednesday morning hiding in some woods.

The two were last seen walking away from their home at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Dachenhausen said the foster sisters have a food obsession disorder and don't like talking to people.

Katie Oglesby was wearing an orange shirt and Anna Oglesby was wearing a floral dress when they left the home.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has canceled a missing and endangered persons alert it issued earlier for the girls.

Editor's Note: This post has been updated to reflect the most recent information.

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