Six-year-old Lanay Pope vanished last night sometime between 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. Her mother reported her missing at 9:00 p.m., realizing the child had vanished while playing with other kids outside. Friday night led police into a search that has lasted throughout the late night into the early morning hours. They have interviewed family members and potential witnesses in the area, but so far the child has not been found.
So far the latest update in the search for Lanay Pope is that police are focusing their search at a specific area near East 93rd Street and St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland, but no other details are available at this time.
There do not appear to be any other details to this missing child's case, which is tragic, but it is quickly developing so hopefully some updates come in quickly. This is a very young child, so the fact that she's been missing overnight leaves a foul element to this case. When children go missing the early hours in the disappearance are the most vital spanning from 24 to 72 hours. Every hour after that lessens the hope of finding a missing child alive.
Was Lanay abducted or did she wander off and get hurt somewhere? Has her mother been properly questioned and investigated to determine her honesty in reporting the six-year-old girl missing? She waited an hour after she knew she was missing to report her as suchÂ—that in and of itself piques interest of the negative kind!
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