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By Phil Helsel
The FBI is currently involved in the search for an 8-month-old missing girl who was last seen on Saturday, officials said.
Chris Bavender, spokesman for the FBI division in Indianapolis, said Wednesday that the federal agency was participating in the search for 8-month-old Amiah Robertson, who was reportedly last seen on Saturday. She said that the Indianapolis police was the main agency.
"We regularly help our law enforcement partners when needed," she said.
The Indiana state police on Tuesday issued a "money alert" for Amiah, according to which the child would be missing from Indianapolis and would have been last seen on Saturday at 4:35 p.m.. "It is thought that she is in extreme danger and that she may require medical assistance," the alert said.
The alert has prompted anyone with information to contact the Indianapolis police.
WTHR, an affiliate of the NBC of Indianapolis, reported Wednesday that investigators had said the Amiah family had told them that they did not believe that the child was in danger, but after receiving conflicting information, the police decided that the 8-month-old could be in danger. alert.
Indianapolis police spokeswoman Aliya Wishner confirmed Wednesday this report.
Amiah is described as an 8-month-old, 23-inch, 13-pound white woman with blond hair and blue eyes.
Wishner stated that some objects were found near the White River around 5 pm Wednesday, but it was not confirmed that these were related to the case.
"We do not know if they are related to the baby, but we do our due diligence and follow all the leads," Wishner said. She did not specify what these items were.
The Indianapolis police said on Wednesday that the detectives "want to keep asking the public to call any tip that can help with the investigation and locate Amiah".