A 5-year-old girl with autism believed to have ventured away from home at the height of Tropical Storm Isaias‘ assault on Pennsylvania was found dead on the edge of a creek Wednesday, police said.
Authorities said Eliza Talal wandered off from her Lansdale home shortly before noon Tuesday, a time when the National Hurricane Center was warning that tornadoes and 100 mph wind gusts were possible.
The girl’s body was located near a creek at a park in the neighboring community of Towamencin Township. A “community member” found her at about 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, the township’s police chief, Tim Dickinson, said at a news conference Wednesday. […]