Search widens for Loachapoka girl who vanished with family dog

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LOACHAPOKA, Ala. (WRBL) – A massive search for a little girl enters day three in the Loachapoka community.

Friday morning first responders and volunteers continue looking for four-year-old Vadie Sides.

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The little girl was apparently playing outside with her caregiver and dog Wednesday afternoon when she possibly wandered off. The dog has not been located either. 

We spoke with Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones who tells WRBL News 3 an extensive grid-search using K9’s, a helicopter and at least a hundred searchers have turned up nothing of the little girl. 

The area is heavily wooded and the search area is being widened.

“Lee County Sheriff deputies, K9 units and Volunteer Fire & Rescue personnel continue searching an area along Lee Road 66 north of Lee Road 65 located northwest of Loachapoka for a 4-year-old female who was reported missing at approximately 2:45 pm Wednesday,” said, Sheriff Jay Jones.

Vadie is a white female 3′ tall and weighs 40 pounds. She has red hair and was wearing a blue print dress with green flower patterns. 

“She may be accompanied by a hound dog, reddish in color with a collar,” said Jones.

Please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office via 911 if you come in contact with the missing child. 

Foul play is not suspected at this time. 

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