Stewartstown, NH – On Friday, the family of missing New Hampshire girl Celina Cass made an emotional plea for her safe return.
“We will not stop searching for you until you are back in our arms,” said Jeannine Brady, a family spokesperson. “This is a plea from Celina’s family for the safe return of their beautiful daughter. Celina, if you can hear this now, please know how much we love and miss you.”
Celina was last seen in her bedroom using her computer on Monday, July 25, 2011. Her family has stated she would not run away from home or leave with a stranger.
The FBI is now involved in the search for the girl, who’s been described as a shy fifth-grader.
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The search for the 11-year-old has expanded into Vermont and Canada, with authorities canvassing 300 homes in the area.
In addition, a special K-9 unit from the Connecticut State Police and two aircrafts joined the search for Celina Friday.
FBI agent Kieran Ramsey told WCAX that the organization has investigated “hundreds of leads as far away as North Carolina and Illinois.”
Authorities plan to intensify the search for Celina over the weekend.
No one has been named a person of interest in the case, however, on Thursday, reports surfaced that Celina’s stepfather, Wendell Noyes, has a criminal history and was once committed to a hospital, diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Celina is described as 5’5” and 95 pounds, having brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, a pink pullover, blue shorts and shoes.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about Celina to call New Hampshire State Police at 603-846-3333.
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