Missing 2-year-old Caleigh Harrison still hasn't been found as divers and police set to enter day three of the search. The little girl was last seen on Thursday when she, her mother, her 4-year-old sister and their dog were playing around a footbridge at a beach in Rockport. According to the mother, Allison Hammond, the ball they were playing with bounced over a wall into a residential yard. She left the children alone to fetch the ball, but when she returned the 2-year-old was gone.
Due to bad weather in the area, police do not plan on continuing searches for Caleigh Harrison until Tuesday. By then the child will have been missing five days, when statistically the first 48 to 72 hours are the most vital in the search for a missing child. Meanwhile it's been reported several times now that investigators are not ruling foul play and abduction out in this case. There are quite a few questions to ask about the day the child disappeared.
- Is this beach a heavily trafficked area or is it a more secluded and quiet beach?
- Are there any surveillance cameras aimed at the area of the alleged disappearance?
- Are there any witnesses who may have seen the mother and both children together playing? Are there any witnesses who saw anything at all?
- Is there any type of custodial dispute between the mother and father of the child?
A sex offender search of the area didn't return any results with ease, so it's not easy to find out whether or not the area is crawling with RSO's. Since police aren't ruling out abduction, could there be some details not released that lead them to a potential theory about it?
If the child was abducted, wouldn't the 4-year-old sibling have seen or heard something? According to recent reports, it's as though the sibling didn't even realize Caleigh Harrison was around, much less missing. That's why she's going to be interviewed by a child expert. Hopefully the child can help in revealing more clues in this case.
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