Authorities in Utah resumed their look for a missing out on 5-year-old lady on Sunday, saying her uncle is “the main suspect” in her disappearance.
Police stated it was found that 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley was missing from her family’s home in Logan around 10 a.m. Saturday. She apparently was last seen oversleeping the house, which is situated in the west side of the city, around 2 a.m.
Authorities stated Saturday they believed Shelley was with her 21- year-old uncle, Alex Whipple.
Logan City Cops stated suspect Alex Whipple has actually been “uncooperative and was reserved into the Cache County Prison on an FTA warrant for absconding from probation.”.
( Logan City Police)
Whipple was at the household’s home Friday night and however was not found at your home Saturday morning, Fox 13 in Salt Lake City reported.
About 2 hours after their preliminary Facebook post, police wrote that Whipple was discovered and in police custody.
Authorities discovered the girl’s uncle Saturday afternoon in the city of Hyrum, a 15- minute drive from Logan, Fox 13 reported. Authorities said he wasn’t with Shelley and was not cooperative.
” He was by himself; he stopped working to recognize to the deputy that located him,” Logan City Police Department Capt. Tyson Budge informed the news outlet. “My understanding was, he wasn’t being extremely cooperative.”
Police stated Whipple had a criminal history and a drug problem, according to Fox 13.
” Officers are looking for additional search warrants and we are continuing to search for 5 year old Elizabeth Shelley,” the Logan City Police Facebook post said.
Cops, volunteers, family and friends reportedly browsed the location near Shelley’s home all day on Saturday.
” We have real reason to be concerned for her safety,” Budge told Fox 13.
In another Facebook post on Saturday, cops composed, “several police consisting of Cache County Constable, the Federal Bureau of Examination, and Cache County Search and Rescue will be working through the night.”
Authorities asked people in the area with video monitoring, including wise doorbells, to examine their videos and video cameras particularly for the hours between 2 a.m. and twelve noon on Saturday. They asked neighbors to report any suspicious activity.
” It’s scary. It’s the worst thing ever. Ever,” Mary Whipple, Shelley’s step-grandmother, told Fox13 “The longer the day goes on … you begin believing the worst. You don’t wish to, however it’s unfortunate.”
She added that the scenario has taken a toll on Shelley’s mother too.
” She’s been hysterical all morning, all day. She’s still bawling. It’s her worst headache. It’s the worst thing. She simply desires it to go away. She desires her baby back.”
On Sunday Logan City Authorities wrote on their Facebook page that “The FBI and local companies worked through the night finishing search warrants and acting on leads.”
Police stated the primary suspect is Alex Whipple, including that he “continued to be uncooperative and was booked into the Cache County Prison on an FTA [Failure To Appear] warrant for absconding from probation.”
Authorities stated search groups were out again Sunday morning to try to find Shelley. “There are lots of agencies in a coordinated effort working around the clock and will continue to work up until she is found.”