Search-and-rescue teams scour Utah community for missing 5-year-old
KSTU
Cache Valley is hoping and praying for the return of a 5-year old girl missing from her home in Logan, but after three days of searching, crews have yet to find Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley.

via KSTU:

LOGAN, Utah (KSTU) -- Cache Valley is hoping and praying for the return of a 5-year old girl missing from her home in Logan, but after three days of searching, crews have yet to find Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley.

Logan Police said the search wrapped up Monday night as they prepared to spend the night watching surveillance video and going over leads.

More than 200 law enforcement and search and rescue workers from all over Utah and parts of Idaho, as well as the FBI, spent their Memorial Day poring over several miles between southwest Logan and Hyrum.

Police say they're experiencing lack of cooperation from the man they think took the little girl.

Logan Police said in a press conference Monday that forensic tests of evidence they discovered show 21-year-old Alex Whipple, Lizzy's uncle, was with her outside her home sometime Saturday morning.

Whipple, police said, was later found walking 10 miles away from the home later that afternoon.

He's now in the Cache County Jail on an unrelated arrest warrant, as well as on charges related to drugs, weapons and failing to disclose his identity when police found him on Saturday.

Police say that Whipple has made statements on his whereabouts Saturday they've been able to verify as untrue.

While they've recovered some evidence in their search, they haven't found Lizzy.

The search for Lizzy Shelley was expected to begin again at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Whipple was scheduled to appear in court for arraignment Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. via video conference from jail.

MORE: Logan community watches search, hopes for return of missing 5-year old - KSTU

Comments