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Missing Fort Atkinson mom, daughter found safe in Madison

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (WKBT) - Fort Atkinson police said a missing mother and daughter who were last seen Wednesday near Ithaca were found safe in Madison Thursday morning.

Police said law enforcement officers were searching for Lindsay Suter Harter, 35, and her 4-year-old daughter, Lily, near Westby because her cellphone pinged in the area at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Fort Atkinson police Capt. Jeff Davis told News 3 Harter and her daughter were found safe Thursday morning near Stoughton Road in Madison.

Police said a private citizen called police Thursday morning after being concerned about an interaction they had with Harter Wednesday around 3:45 p.m.

The citizen told police Harter had run out of gas and was parked on Highway 58 near Ithaca. The citizen said they gave Harter gas money and offered to buy her a car seat because her daughter was not in one.

Officials said they were concerned for Harter and her daughter's welfare due to Harter's mental state. She has previously driven to other areas of the state where she has been confused as to where she was and why she was there, authorities said.


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