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Zoey Smith, Missing 3-year-old

CANTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Nearly 100 people, including Van Zandt County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers spent their afternoon searching a wooded area around Canton for Zoey Smith, a 3-year-old girl who wandered away from her home.

The girl was found Thursday evening unharmed, having walked nearly 3 miles away from her home.

She was found in a wooded area.  Cold and scared, but still with her family’s pet Pit Bull named Brownie.

Earlier Thursday Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett conducted a door-to-door search for the child.  The FBI was eventually called in to help.

The girl was reunited with her family Thursday evening.