Family, Friends Releasing Balloons To Honor Daisy Jo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The family of a missing toddler released balloons Monday afternoon as a way to say happy birthday and “we’ll miss you.”

Monday would have been Daisy Jo Holland’s second birthday.

Daisy Jo disappeared Friday night while on a camping trip with her family in Elk River.

In response, hundreds of volunteers came out searching the woods and water near where she was last seen.

Then, early Sunday afternoon, a dive team found a body matching her description downstream from the campsite.

Hundreds of people showed up to release balloons and sing “Happy Birthday,” including Mark and Abigail Lawrence.

“We actually had a family camping trip planned this weekend, but helped in the search instead,” Mark said.

Others came for their own reasons.

“Because I’m a mom. I can’t even fathom,” Becky said.

The balloons were released at 4 p.m. at Lake Orono.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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