A 9-year-old lady went lacking throughout a motorcycle experience whereas tenting at New York’s Moreau Lake State Park along with her household — and police scoured the world for 18 hours earlier than issuing an Amber Alert.
Charlotte Sena, of Greenfield, NY, was having fun with a household outing on Saturday night when she determined to make one final loop round their picnicking area by herself, Gov. Kathy Hochul stated in a press convention Sunday.
Sena, the niece of an area firefighter, set off on Loop A on her bike at round 6:15 p.m., to show she was “one of many large youngsters,” however she by no means got here again.
Hochul stated the lady’s household was distraught over the sudden disappearance.
“The household was right here to make reminiscences, the type that might final a lifetime. As an alternative, it changed into each guardian’s nightmare,” Hochul stated.
When Sena did not return inside quarter-hour, her household and fellow campers went out to search for her, with police known as to the scene at round 6:47 p.m.
The 9-year-old’s bike was discovered on Loop A, with a 100-person search celebration composed of state troopers, particular ops, forest rangers, park police and civilian volunteers converging on the scene.
Since Sena’s disappearance, NY State Police Lt. Col. Richard Mazzone stated his workforce had carried out an in depth 18-hour search of the park, with police believing the kid is now not there.
As of 9:45 a.m. Sunday, police issued an Amber Alert, fearing that Sena may need been kidnapped when she was by herself.
Together with issuing the alert, Mazzone stated officers will proceed to look the world for Sena, with an aquatic search workforce additionally deployed to examine the close by waterways.
“We proceed to dedicate all of the assets that we will to seek out Charlotte and produce her dwelling secure,” Mazzone stated.
Sena was described as a white little one with blond hair, standing at 5-foot 1 and weighing 90 kilos. She was final seen sporting an orange tie-dye Pokemon shirt, darkish blue pants, black Crocs and a grey bike helmet.
Officers described the fourth grader as an clever and adventurous lady who was just lately elected for her faculty’s pupil council.