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FBI assists investigation, search for missing Washington girl

Associated Press

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The FBI has joined the investigation into the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday.

Although the ground search has been called off, agents worked with Lakewood police Sunday and provided sonar equipment to search American Lake.

Adre-Anna Jackson disappeared Friday after she left her apartment for a 5-minute walk to Tillicum Elementary.

Her family said they didn’t realize she was missing until late Friday afternoon because they didn’t know the school was closed because of snow.

On Saturday, Lakewood police searched the girl’s apartment, as well as nearby American Lake for clues to Adre-Anna’s disappearance.

Up to 120 searchers and family members have knocked on doors, handed out fliers and searched nearby parks and neighborhoods for the girl, but they have turned up few if any leads, said Lakewood Assistant Police Chief Dave Hall.

Her mother said the fourth-grader was carrying a black and pink backpack.

She was wearing blue jeans, possibly a blue shirt and white tennis shoes.

She’s just under 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 78 pounds. She has brown hair with reddish highlights.

She may have been wearing a puffy black coat or jacket.

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