Update: Taylorsville girl found safe after search

Kelsey Manza. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.


Sheriff Matt Myers reports that Kelsey Manza has been found safe. That comes after six hours of searching by deputies along with Columbus Police Department, BCSC officials, Indiana State Police and German Township Fire Department.

Original Story:

The Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center sent out an alert to the Taylorsville area at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday saying that they were searching for a missing girl. A countywide alert was sent at just after 10 p.m.

According to the alert, they are searching for 9-year-old Kelsey Manza. She was last seen in the area of Taylorsville Elementary’s playground around 6:30 p.m. and was wearing a red and white Christmas sweatshirt and black leggings.

If you know anything about her whereabouts, you should call 911.