AMBER ALERT: FBI Offers $20,000 For Return Of Missing 2-year-old Toddler Myra Lewis.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said. She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

 

Anyone with knowledge that could be useful to the case should call the FBI at (601) 948-5000 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 859-2345.

 

The FBI also said they are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information about Myra’s whereabouts, according to Madison County, Miss. Sheriff Randy Tucker.

 

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(CNN) — More than a week ago, a 2-year-old girl with a wide grin and butterfly barrettes in her hair vanished in Mississippi.

 

Authorities hope she’s still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return.

 

Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said.

 

She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

 

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“Since her disappearance was reported, multiple state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies have participated in a massive, collaborative search effort,” the FBI Office in Jackson said.

 

“Significant resources have been dedicated to this investigation, including extensive ground and air searches, and utilization of specially trained search teams.”

 

Despite the effort, the toddler remains missing, and the FBI is offering the money incentive for her return.

 

“We are confident that information will be uncovered which will lead to Myra’s return, and we continue to solicit the public’s assistance in locating this little girl,” said Daniel McMullen, the FBI special agent in charge.

 

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker told CNN affiliate WAPT that he believes the little girl is in the area.

 

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Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said. She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

Anyone with knowledge that could be useful to the case should call the FBI at (601) 948-5000 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 859-2345.

The FBI also said they are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information about Myra’s whereabouts, according to Madison County, Miss. Sheriff Randy Tucker.

 

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UPDATE: Sheriff speaks about search for Myra Lewis

 

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Update – 3/10/14, 3:13pm: The FBI & Madison County Sheriff’s Office has announced that there is a $20,000 reward available for information leading to finding Myra Lewis. Officials also stated they believe that Myra is still alive.

 


 

“We have kind of regrouped, we have come up with new leads, new strategies, and things that we’re going to be looking at this week.”

 

Madison County sheriff Randy Tucker says they’re following any and all leads.

 

“I don’t care what it is. If there’s a possibility it’s going to help find Myra, that’s what I’m going to do.” says Tucker

 

When asked if the focus of the investigation was on Myra’s parents, Sheriff Tucker responded with: “I don’t have any specific suspects at this time. We’re still treating this as a missing child, we still need to find her.”

 

Myra’s father, Gregory Lewis tells us off camera, he and his wife, and other family members have taken polygraph tests.

 

We asked the sheriff about the results.

 

“I’m not going to get into any investigative techniques that have taken place.” says Tucker

 

Friday, authorities took an SUV from the family’s home to see if there was a connection to Myra’s disappearance.

 

“One of the scenarios is Myra may have been run over by the truck.” Tucker tells us that is under investigation.

 

Myra’s mother, Ericka Lewis was arrested last week on an unrelated probation violation. She is charged with being a felon in possession of a concealed weapon.

 

Sheriff Tucker says Lewis is on probation for welfare fraud.

 

Lewis’ family questions the timing of her arrest.

 

“They should have waited because that even took their mind off Myra for a moment.” says Martha Samders, Ericka Lewis’ mother

 

Sheriff Tucker says the Department of Human Services became involved after Lewis was arrested.

 

Family members say Lewis’ other children are in their care while she remains behind bars.

 

“They can pressure Erica, but she’ll never give in. She’ll never give in because she didn’t do anything.” says Sanders.

 

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Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker just finished briefing the media on the search for two-year-old Myra Lewis.  She has been missing since last Saturday, March 1.

 

Sheriff Tucker says Lewis is still missing, and he believes she is in the immediate area. When asked if he believes Myra is alive, Sheriff Tucker says he is hoping for the best.

 

Investigators are following any and all leads.

 

Friday, we watched as a tow truck carried away an SUV from the Lewis’ home. Sheriff Tucker says there was talk Myra may have been run over, and they processed the SUV to search for evidence of that. He says they found nothing.

 

We also learned more about the arrest of Myra’s mother, Ericka Lewis. Sheriff Tucker says Ericka was on probation for welfare fraud. Investigators found guns in the home, and Ericka was arrested on a probation violation for being a felon carrying a concealed weapon. She was still in jail Sunday afternoon.

 

We are piecing together all the information from the sheriff.  We also talked with relatives of Myra Lewis and will have an update for you on News Channel 12 at 5:30.

 

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Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said. She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

 

Anyone with knowledge that could be useful to the case should call the FBI at (601) 948-5000 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 859-2345.

 

The FBI also said they are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information about Myra’s whereabouts, according to Madison County, Miss. Sheriff Randy Tucker.

 

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Missing toddler case now being treated as an abduction

 

MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We are being told that the missing Madison County toddler case is now being treated as an abduction.

 

The search was called off Monday after the case classification changed.

 

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker met with members of the FBI Monday.

 

Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden Saturday morning.

 

“Parents stated they last saw the two year old around 10 am yesterday (Saturday) morning there were several kids there. The father was watching an infant child inside the other children went outside to play and the two year old wandered off,” said Sheriff Randy Tucker, Madison County Sheriff’s Office. “We’ve searched approximately four square miles around this residence and unfortunately have not been able to locate Myra.”

 

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Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said. She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

 

Anyone with knowledge that could be useful to the case should call the FBI at (601) 948-5000 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 859-2345.

 

The FBI also said they are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information about Myra’s whereabouts, according to Madison County, Miss. Sheriff Randy Tucker.

 

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Ten days into the search: Where is Myra Lewis?

 

From the outside looking in, it appears that law enforcement are actually as perplexed about the whereabouts of missing toddler Myra Lewis as they say they are.

 

In the 10 days since the two-year-old disappeared, reportedly from her yard in Camden, the investigation has taken several turns, but they all lead back to the same question: Where is Myra?

 

Throughout the case, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says he’s remaining optimistic, and that he thinks the case will have a “positive outcome.” At the same time Tucker says he believes the child is alive, he says he does not have reason to believe she has been kidnapped.

 

 

“We’re very hopeful and continue to be very optimistic. The sheriff is a very spritual and optimistic person and that’s the way he runs the sheriff’s office and the way he continues to run it,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Heath Hall. “There’s no reason to believe anything other that than she’s alive. That’s why we continue to look for her and why we have put up the reward.”

 

Saturday, Mar. 1 – Monday, Mar. 3: The child’s family reports her missing after her mother, Ericka Lewis, saw her and one of her sisters in the yard. Ericka Lewis told police she was on her way to the store and told the two children to go inside the house, where Gregory Lewis, Ericka’s husband was looking after their one-month-old.

 

Officials are tight-lipped on what happened between the time Ericka Lewis claims to have seen her daughter, and when police were called about the missing child.

 

“I don’t want to get into too much what transpired that day. There are statements from everyone involved that are pretty accurate with one another,” Tucker said. “We’ve put together a timeline of events based on those statements. We feel pretty comfortable that Myra was last seen about the hours of 10 and 11 a.m., so that’s what we’re going on until anything changes it.”

 

Gregory Lewis tells reporters that he had looked for Myra on an ATV, and that he had tried to track her with the family dogs.

 

The search begins on the property at least four to five hours after the toddler disappeared. An Amber Alert is issued, and officers from several agencies begin to comb the four square miles surrounding the child’s home, including a pond across the street.

 

Air support is brought in from Metro One, and the FBI brings in several different resources, including scientific and investigative personnel. Temperatures drop into the 30s and low 40s over Monday and Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 4: Authorities hold a press conference to ask for the public’s help in the case. In spite of saying police do not necessarily believe the toddler had been kidnapped, Tucker said they believed she was out there, alive somewhere.

 

The FBI’s special response team can be seen carrying brown paper bags of evidence from the home, but authorities won’t comment on what was in the bags.

 

Wednesday, March 5: State and federal response teams comb the area in a new grid search, looking for places they might have missed in their initial searches.

 

Thursday, March 6: Authorities focus less on grid searches and more on questioning residents. They spend the day going door-to-door and stopping traffic, asking questions about the child’s whereabouts.

 

The specialized state response teams do not search the area on Thursday.

 

Friday, March 7: Specialized teams return to the area. Mt. Pilgrim Road is closed to everyone except residents and law enforcement. Dozens of official vehicles line either side of the road. Heavy machinery can be seen digging on the property investigating a spot where some recent septic work was done, according to Tucker.

 

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Heath Hall says the heavy machinery carries “no implication” as to whether officials believe the toddler could be buried on the property.

 

Ericka Lewis is arrested on a probation violation for felon with a firearm charges stemming from some weapons found inside the home. Authorities say the weapons were in plain sight. It is unclear if those weapons were found as early in the search as Tuesday when the bagged evidence was removed from the home.

 

“Obviously anytime someone has a felony warrant for their arrest, I’m charged with this office to make that arrest. It’s unfortunate, the timing of it,” Tucker said. “I won’t get into too much further detail at this time, but it is unrelated to the child’s disappearance at this time.”

 

When asked if he thinks Ericka Lewis had something to do with Myra’s disappearance, Tucker says, “I’m not going to answer that.”

 

Sunday, March 9: Tucker calls a press conference to inform the public that there are no updates in the case, and to answer questions from reporters.

 

Monday, March 10: FBI announces a $20,000 reward. Officials say they believe Myra is still alive.

 

“We believe there is someone out there who has information as to where little Myra is. We certainly hope by offering this reward, we’ll receive that information,” Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said.

 

At some point during the investigation, the other children in the home have been removed by authorities.

 

Tuesday, March 11: Hall says officials expect call volumes to go up as a result of the reward money. He says every time there has been a press conference, tips have gone up.

 

“We track all those leads, we take every one of them seriously,” Hall said.

 

Ericka Lewis remains in jail under $5,000 bond.

 

Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said. She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

 

Anyone with knowledge that could be useful to the case should call the FBI at (601) 948-5000 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 859-2345.

 

The FBI also said they are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information about Myra’s whereabouts, according to Madison County, Miss. Sheriff Randy Tucker.

 

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4 Responses

  1. […] AMBER ALERT: FBI Offers $20,000 For Return Of Missing 2-year-old Toddler Myra Lewis. […]

  2. Omg ! I wonder what the parents are feeling. This is horrible.

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