Sunday, December 4, 2011

Police: Missing 7-Year-Old Canton Girl Abducted


The Canton Police Department released this photo of 7-year-old Jorely Rivera who went missing around 5 p.m. On Friday, December 2, 2011 from her apartment complex in Canton.

Police: Missing 7-Year-Old Canton Girl Abducted

New tip line set up as search continues

Updated: Sunday, 04 Dec 2011, 5:15 PM EST
Published : Friday, 02 Dec 2011, 11:22 PM EST


CANTON, Ga. - Authorities in Canton now believe that the missing 7-year-old girl may have been abducted. Police and volunteers were out Saturday searching a good portion around the apartment complex where she was last seen.

A spokesperson for the Canton Police Department said that Jorelys Rivera was last seen around 5 p.m. Friday at the River Ridge Apartments in Canton. Police and volunteers had been searching a little about a 2 miles radius around the complex. Probation officers and deputies also canvassed area registered sex offenders.

Investigators were working with school officials to compile a list of family and friends he girl knows, but as the hours worn on Saturday, they started to handle the case as an abduction case out of caution for the child.

Jorelys was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and black boots. Police do not believe she would have access to a change of clothes on her own.

The active search which had been on-going since late Friday night is expected to wrap up around sunset on Saturday. Police said they do not need volunteers, but are asking everyone to keep an eye out for Jorely Rivera and call 911 if she is spotted.

Anyone with any additional information on her disappearance can call the Canton Police Department Tip Line at 770-345-4189.

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