3-Year-Old Vanishes Riding Bike

Pink bicycle with training wheels is all that's left behind
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2011 12:17 AM CDT
3-Year-old Vanishes Riding Bike
Little BreeAnn Rodriguez disappeared while playing outside her home when her 5-year-old brother went inside for a drink of water.   (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

Another girl has vanished and the FBI has been called in again—this time to aid in the search for a 3-year-old Missouri tyke who disappeared as she rode her pink bike outside her home. BreeAnn Rodriguez vanished when her 5-year-old brother went into their home in the small town of Senath for a drink of water. Cops questioned a man in a van seen in the area, but he has been released. "I was shocked," said a neighbor. "It blew my mind. I couldn't believe that anybody would take a child in this town. It's always been safe here."

Authorities are now searching for the owner of another van spotted in the neighborhood. "It's such a shock that someone could snatch that child so fast and no one could see it," said the neighbor. FBI officials are pleading for anyone with any information about the girl to contact authorities, and a $45,000 reward is being offered for information about BreeAnn's whereabouts, reports ABC News. (Read more crime stories.)

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