3-year-old BreeAnn Rodriguez was last seen riding her bike in front of her Senath home in southeast Missouri on Saturday. The 30-pound girl was wearing a pink top, and pink and purple pants, riding a small bicycle with training wheels.
Police say neighbors did not see any suspicious people or vehicles around, at the time BreeAnn was outside. At least 200 people searched for her over the weekend, joining police from several agencies, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI.
An Amber Alert was not issued for the girl and police do not know whether she wandered off or was kidnapped.
Police questioned a person of interest Saturday, but that person has been ruled out as a suspect, Police Chief Omar Karnes said.
“We’re working 24 hours a day until we find her,” FBI agent Matt Brummund told KFVS-TV. FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu said the agency immediately gets involved when children of a “tender age” go missing for no apparent reason.
The child’s father, Edgar Rodriguez, described her as very friendly but said she would never ride her bike away from the street where the family lives.
Senath is a town of about 1,600 residents in Dunklin County, about 150 miles south of St. Louis
The FBI is offering $20,000, and the Senath Marshal’s office is offering $20,000 in the effort to find BreeAnn Rodriguez.
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