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The search intensifying at this hour in central Missouri for a missing nine year old girl several hundred volunteers.
It's been the rain soaked day yesterday looking for Elizabeth openness -- her picture here.
She vanished Wednesday while walking home from a friend's house in saint Martin's just west of Jefferson City joining us now on the phone from saint Lawrence's Missouri.
Cole county sheriff Greg White he's leading the investigation sheriff thank you for joining us.
Well actually up -- But what do we know about Elizabeth's last whereabouts.
Well she -- -- two nights ago leaving your house between 6650.
Heading home which about it -- lesson to -- at a mile walk.
And the last opportunity wincing as there was that time -- system there's been no direct contact with -- Bet you sixers at a friend's home have there been a spatter anything going on anything to lead anyone to believe that maybe she just ran off from home.
No actually get you leftist friends don't get that under parents -- that -- should.
Leave -- at home.
Okay and I understand now and if we could we've got some description of her I understand now that you've said that you don't need -- more volunteers -- you need now are good leads so we're gonna put up.
A description of her -- what exactly are you working with now.
But we get -- thanks and I at all to preface it.
Everything we do we didn't get law enforcement and public safety is -- -- a team effort.
And that team -- -- combination -- what we do with citizens.
And as much as it is much I enjoy watching CSI.
Sectors that most information that the results and probability -- circles.
Partnerships with our people with -- community so anyone that it has any information to release pertaining to do it should make that contact all.
The this polyps that this we also have a great partnership law enforcement agent this morning.
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state Highway Patrol my agency -- -- -- sheriff.
The FBI -- your -- department we get probably 0% India investor.
-- -- That's a lot of people think -- -- just like you know we put up the tip line now for Cole county sheriff if you can help in this case they really really need the public's help you guys are really reaching out.
Look sheriff I know the parents reportedly are not happy with how this investigation has gone from the beginning -- AMBER Alert.
Issued in this and that doesn't always happen now why not in this case.
Well there's just -- -- to -- apparently -- the parents were -- just the opposite the -- extremely pleased with.
With with the witnesses and conducted -- just left earth but look at the the individual you're talking about it is -- -- -- strange can't.
-- -- can't I can address it.
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It we had gotten reports that there were family members -- cleared that up -- said it's it's an ants in the family you acknowledge that but again why not an AMBER Alert issued in this case.
Well when Missouri when -- adopted the AMBER Alert program.
We found that -- -- you needed to be developed.
And the statement to several reporters a different media sources and they came up with the criteria.
And that's -- criteria that we use in the first audit criteria.
Is any document in new show evidence of an abduction.
-- at this point we don't have the evidence to to sustain that.
Which does not allow us to use the AMBER Alert however but we get put out immediately.
An endangered child.
Alert and the endangered child -- the only difference between -- danger -- -- -- an amber.
Just the fact that if there was AMBER Alert we would have a vehicle description of suspect's description which we simply don't yeah.
We have nationwide we have about -- photo.
The information pertaining to it.
In contact information as well as her personal just.
Write so well.
In reality we we don't have suspect information put out to you because we don't have -- suspected -- All right take some notes on what you're saying I wanna remind everybody this is about little Elizabeth -- she's missing nine years old.
In -- Missouri if you can help we gave you that -- -- she was wearing a pink shirt and sweater blue jeans white sneakers and a pink scarf we've been talking to Cole county sheriff Greg White.
Sheriff we wish you and the family the best in your search for those little girl we've got the word out will continue to do so until she's found thank you very much for joining us.
Thank you for help.
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