The family of missing Charlotte Sena, who went on a bike ride around dinner time and never returned, is asking the public for help as police believe that the girl might be in “imminent danger.” Charlotte’s aunt Jené Sena told WCBS that no tip from the public is insignificant. According to Jené, Charlotte has blonde hair with bangs and green eyes and is just under 5 feet tall.
Lt. Col. Richard Mazzone of the New York State Police said the Amber Alert was issued Sunday morning after an exhaustive search of the state park turned up no sign of Charlotte, leading authorities to suspect that she may have been abducted.
When Charlotte disappeared, she was wearing a tie-dyed orange Pokémon shirt with dark blue pants, a gray bike helmet, and a pair of black Crocs.
Charlotte had gone bike riding with friends on Saturday evening and was last seen around 6:15 p.m. riding one of the loops in the park. After she and her friends had gone around the loops a few times, Charlotte chose to stay behind to do one more by herself. When her bike was found along the loop but Charlotte was not, her mother reported her missing at about 6:45 p.m., according to Lt. Col. Mazzone.
Moreau Lake State Park is located about 45 miles north of Albany. According to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, at over 4,600 acres, the park “lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands, and rocky ridges.”
Over 100 people are involved in the search, which includes underwater and aviation rescue teams, technology experts, bloodhounds, and drones, according to New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
Nine-year-old Charlotte Sena has been safely located, with officials detaining a person of interest.
Prior to her rescue, a ransom note had been sent to the Sena household, as revealed by New York Governor Kathy Hochul in a conversation with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
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