Training wheels found might belong to missing toddler Breeann Rodriguez

3:04 PM, Aug 11, 2011   |    comments
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Video: Searchers look for missing Missouri girl

  • Breeann Rodriguez (Photo from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • Investigators are looking for a van similar to this one.
  • Investigators are looking for a van similar to this one.
  • Breeann Rodriguez
    

Senath, MO (KSDK) - The FBI announced Thursday two bicycle training wheels believed to be from the bicycle that disappeared with pre-schooler Breeann Rodriguez were found Wednesday approximately two miles southeast of Breeann's home.

Breeann's father has seen the wheels and believes they belong to his daughter because of how he manipulated them to be the right height for her on her bike.

They were found in an area with heavy brush on County Highway 568 east of Buffalo Ditch in Dunklin County. Authorities are continuing to comb the area for additional clues.

Investigators are asking for information about a white cargo van just days prior to Rodriguez's disappearance. The full-size older model van may or may not have a ladder mounted on the back.

Breeann disappeared August 6. She was last seen at approximately noon riding her pink bicycle with training wheels in front of her home on Ode Johnson Street in Senath. Her bicycle also disappeared. She was wearing a pink top, and pink and purple shorts.

The FBI and the Senath Marshal's office are offering a combined reward of up to $45,000 for the successful recovery and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance, if she was abducted.

The Senath Police Department along with the FBI Task Force, Dunklin County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kennett Police Department and the Bootheel Drug Task Force are investigating the case.

Her parents made an emotional plea Monday afternoon at a news conference, and thanked the community for their prayers and support.

Anyone with information should call the FBI command post at 314-791-1205 or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

KSDK

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