Police don’t suspect foul play in the disappearance of 7-year-old Willow Long from a rural Illinois home over the weekend. But they’re wondering if the movie she’d been watching at the time may have something to do with it: Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.”
“We were thinking maybe she wanted to go on this adventure,” said J.R. Nieman of the Watson fire department. “So we have checked bodies of water.”
Willow was watching television with her brothers on Sunday when her mother, who wasn’t feeling well, laid down for a nap. When she woke up, her daughter had vanished.
When she asked her 3-year-old son where her daughter was, he pointed to the front door.
Willow disappeared sometime between 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The second grader left her glasses at home.
Willow evidently changed clothes before leaving her house. Police said the clothes her mother described her wearing when she last saw her were found in the family home.