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Missing!!! 7 year old child-North Florida

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Scraps, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Scraps

    Scraps Songster

    Jan 25, 2009
    End of a dirt road...

    More than 100 law enforcement officials questioned sex offenders and scoured a northern Florida county today searching for a 7-year-old girl who vanished Monday while walking home from school.

    An Amber Alert has been issued for Somer Thompson, who went missing while on her way home from school with her twin brother, 10-year-old sister and friends in Orange Park, Fla.

    Officials said Somer walked ahead of her siblings after getting into an argument with some of the children, and was not home when they arrived.

    Sgt. Dan Mahla of the Clay County Sherriff's Office said authorities "suspect foul play" and said it would be "totally out of character" for the second-grader to run away and not come home.

    Somer was last seen just before 3 p.m. heading home from Grove Park Elementary School. She is 4-foot-5 and weighs 65 pounds. She was last seen wearing a ponytail with a red bow and carrying a purple Hannah Montana backpack and a lunchbox.

    At 4 p.m. the girl's mother called home and was told Somer had not arrived. The mother left work and contacted the sheriff's office.

    "This is an all-out search," Mahla said. "It's been go-time for us all night."

    The search included canine units, mounted police, dive teams and helicopters with heat-sensing technology.

    Several police agencies, the FBI and local volunteers began searching the wooded areas in near where Somer was last seen.

    Authorities have interviewed 57 registered sex offenders living in a three-mile radius of where the girl disappeared and plan to interview an additional 37 offenders in an expanded 5-mile radius.

    Mahla said in addition to the search operation, officers had followed up on 80 of the 150 leads people have called into the sheriff's office.

    However, he said, "there is no person of interest."

    He added that investigators have found "no physical evidence that might lead us to where she might be."

    Officials said they received reports nearly two weeks ago about passengers inside a blue Nissan Sentra trying to pick up another child near where Somer disappeared.

  2. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

    Sep 16, 2009
    Dover, TN
    OMG....prayers that baby makes it home soon. [​IMG]
  3. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    I am sending prayers that they find her safe and soon. Pray. [​IMG]
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    [​IMG] This is just terrible...hope she is found soon!
  5. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    I saw the mom on tv.

    The cops say that they have no clues.

    A professional-along with a good child psychologist- might be able to help the siblings with their memories. Even a small detail could help.
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    A parents worst nightmare. How devastating. I will be praying for her safe return.
  7. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Songster

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    I can't imagine the pain of a missing/lost child [​IMG] my heart is heavy for these folks [​IMG] , I pray she is safe and will be home soon.

  8. Scraps

    Scraps Songster

    Jan 25, 2009
    End of a dirt road...
    Its really scary when it happens 8 miles from your own house. I can see helicopters flying over right now looking for her. I'm heading down there now to volunteer handing out flyers or whatever I can help with. Hopefully they'll have found her safe and sound by time I get there..........
  9. badnfluinz

    badnfluinz Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Viola, Illinois
    I caught the end of this morning. Really scared me. I just gave my niece back her kids in Fla and her 7 yr old daughter is named Summer. So catching the end of the report really scared me, I thought I had messed up bad by letting her have her kids back. She was on drugs and other things the reason I was keeping her kids. Did not think she was ready to have them back yet but she is doing better and has a home for them now. But something like this is a terrible thing to happen to anyone. I miss the kids terribly.
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    This breaks my heart, and I'm so sick and tired of offenders getting out and doing it again - they should be SHOT! [​IMG]

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