There was still a big effort to find a missing 7-year-old girl as Sunday night fell. Anna, the missing girl, is a Black female of about 4-foot-7 in height and 70 pounds. She was last spotted with a purple hair tie and wearing black shorts and a white vest.
Anna, who is on the autism spectrum, is not able to communicate verbally. Lowell police say she was last seen between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Belvidere section of East Merrimack Street.
As scores of police enforcement agencies and members of the community searched the area, Beatrice Nkuna, a friend of the family of the missing girl, spoke to members of the press near the intersection of Geana Lane and East Merrimack Street.
“They are just there waiting on a miracle,” Nkuna said of the girl’s relatives. We’re all praying for a miracle to occur. This has happened several times around here. Let’s hope everything works out well in the end.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Our latest on the search for a missing 7-year-old girl in Lowell https://t.co/BTGEFExfVi
— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) July 10, 2023
Nkuna mentioned missing 3-year-old Harry Kkonde from the Pawtucketville area a little over a year ago. The day after the youngster went missing, his body was discovered in a pond close to the residence of his babysitter.
Members of the Belvidere community were urged by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent Greg Hudon to search their neighborhoods for Anna before sundown on Sunday.
The California Examiner is a must-read for anybody interested in the state’s current events:
- Jamie Foxx Spotted Waving on Boat Following Health Issue
- Marine Arrested as Missing 14-year-old Girl Rescued at Camp Pendleton
“Please try to help us bring her home this evening,” Ryan said. Multiple officers, a K-9 unit, and a drone unit were sent in by the Lowell Police Department. The Lowell Fire Department, the Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Airwing, and the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council K-9 Unit all pitched in to help.
A number of fireboats and the Lowell Dive Team dove into the Merrimack River to look for the missing girl, while others combed through backyards. During the search, residents may anticipate a heavy police presence. East Merrimack Street, Glenn Road, Geana Lane, and the adjacent areas are heavily patrolled by emergency vehicles.
The California Examiner is a must-bookmark if you want to stay abreast of all the latest breaking news from the Golden State.