The 9-year-old girl who may have been kidnapped from Moreau Lake State Park on Saturday night is still being sought after by New York officials.
According to New York State Police, Charlotte Sena was last seen on Loop A at around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday while sporting an orange tie-dye Pokémon shirt, dark blue trousers, black Crocs and a grey bike helmet.
According to the Times Union, Sena vanished after taking a bike ride in the park while she and her family were camping. She is characterised as being 90 pounds, White, 5 feet 1 inches tall, and having blonde hair.
On Sunday afternoon, the Democratic governor of New York Kathy Hochul held a press conference to discuss Sena’s abduction. When the governor met with Sena’s parents, she described them as “obviously distraught.”
“They [were] here to make memories, the kind that lasts a lifetime,” Hochul said. “But instead, the day turned into every parent’s nightmare.”
“Everybody thought of her as just a really nice girl, the kind that people wanted to be friends with, the kind that looked out for other children,” she added. “The pride of every parent. So it’s a very hard time for her family.”
Sena is from the county of Saratoga. In an effort to locate her, numerous agencies are utilising airboats, bloodhounds, K-9s, and ATVs.
“The child was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death,” the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children stated online.
Around 6:45 p.m., a call concerning her missing was made to the police. It appears that her bike was found, although it’s unclear whether family members or emergency personnel found it.
“She is a highly intelligent, adventurous 9-year-old – but obviously this is out of character for her,” State Police Troop G Public Information Officer Stephanie O’Neil told the Times Union.