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Posted: Sunday, 14 July 2013 6:11AM

Search continues for missing 6-year-old Harvey girl



Police agencies continue to look for 6-year-old Ahlitta North, who vanished from her parents' Harvey apartment home this weekend.

Ahlitta's mother says she last saw the girl when they went to sleep at about 11 p.m. Friday night. When the mother woke Saturday at about 9 a.m., she says she discovered the girl was gone and called 911.
 
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Investigators canvassed the Harvey neighborhood all day Saturday for the missing girl, and have yet to find any leads.

"It concerns us greatly that we haven't even received one tip," JPSO Colonel John Fortunato told WWL-TV.

Fortunato says there were no signs of forced entry into the apartment, but the front door of the apartment was open. Also missing were the 6-year-old's blanket, toothbrush and toothpaste.

"We have gone door to door to every one of this apartment complexes," said Fortunato. "We've checked garbage cans, we have gone to the next street over conducting canvasses of people in and around that area."

Other police agencies have been called in to help in the search, including members of the FBI.

So far, investigators have focused their search in a thick, wooded area just across from the girl's home, as well as Max Drive just behind the apartment complex.

Family members are also doing what they can...passing out flyers to people around the neighborhood.

Police are looking to the family for clues. They say it's not like the young girl to wander off, so they are wondering if it is someone close to the family that may have taken her.

Anyone with information on this missing girl is asked to call 911 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.


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