SENATH, MO.-(KMOX)-More details about the search for a missing Southeast Missouri toddler. Investigators say they’ve found two bicycle training wheels near the site where 3-year-old Breeann Rodriquez went missing.
Special Agent in Charge Dennis L. Baker of the FBI St. Louis Division says Breeann’s father has seen the training wheels and believes they belong to his daughter because of how he manipulated them and the bike to lower it for his daughter’s height.
The FBI says the wheels were found in an area with heavy brush located on County Highway 568 in Dunklin County, some two miles southeast of Breeann’s home in Senath, MO. Law enforcement search teams continue to comb the area. and are hopeful the clues will lead to the missing child.
Senath town marshal Omar Karnes told the Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat that the wheels were sent to a crime lab for analysis and he’s still hopeful Breeann will be found alive. Police continue to search for a white van spotted in the area.
The Senath Police Department along with the FBI Task Force, Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kennett Police Department and the Bootheel Drug Task Force are investigating the case. The Senath Fire Department has been coordinating volunteer searches. If you are interested, please contact the fire department at (573) 738-2013.
Anyone with information can call St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS and remain anonymous.
The FBI and the Senath Marshal’s office are offering a combined reward of up to $45,000 for the successful recovery and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance, if authorities say, she was abducted.
Breeann disappeared August 6, 2011. She was last seen at approximately noon riding her pink bicycle with training wheels in front of her home on Ode Johnson Street in Senath, located in Missouri’s bootheel. Her bicycle also disappeared. She was wearing a pink top, and pink and purple shorts. Breeann’s pictures can also be found on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website.
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