Florida Amber Alert: Rebecca Lewis abducted from Lakeland


PUBLISHED Sat, October 08, 2016 - 5:24pm EDT


Amber Alerts have been issued for Florida, Alabama and Georgia after a 4-year-old girl, Rebecca Lewis, was allegedly abducted from Polk County, Florida, by a family friend identified as West Hogs. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately. (more)





-- HOW TO HELP: Use the share buttons below to share this amber alert on Facebook and Twitter --

Rebecca Lewis was last seen at about 9 a.m. on Saturday when she was sleeping inside her family's mobile home in the 6200 block of U.S. Highway 98 North in Lakeland, but when Rebecca's sister woke up about 45 minutes later, the child had disappeared.

"According to the parents of Rebecca, they searched the area for over an hour before calling law enforcement," said Scott Wilder, a spokesperson for the Polk County Sheriff's Office. "Once deputies arrived they conducted multiple searches of the residence and conducted a house by house search of the park with negative results."

Since then, deputies have developed leads that suggest Rebecca was abducted by a family friend identified as 31-year-old West Wild Hogs, who lives in the Seale, Alabama, area. He is believed to be driving in a stolen vehicle, a silver 2012 four-door Nissan Versa with Alabama handicap plate 4JL26.

It is unknown where they may be heading, but the amber alert was expanded to Alabama and Georgia on early Saturday evening.

Hogs is described as a 31-year-old white male with red hair and green eyes, is 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs about 220 pounds. He has a car shaped like the letter L on the left side of his head, as well as a tattoo of a blue cross and another tattoo of a Chinese symbol.

Rebecca was last seen wearing a pair of blue shorts.

Anyone who sees either Rebecca, Hogs or the vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately, or call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200 if you have any other information that could help authorities.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  Lakeland, FL     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

WATCH LIVE:  FCC expected to vote on repealing its net neutrality rules

Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate election in Alabama

Strong earthquake hits near Kerman in southeast Iran

Suspect in New York subway bombing acted on behalf of ISIS





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.




SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate election in Alabama

Strong earthquake hits near Kerman in southeast Iran

Small plane crash into home in San Diego, at least 2 injured

Massive fire erupts in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood





VIDEOS


Large explosion in China’s port city of Ningbo kills at least 2

Mount Agung erupts on Indonesia’s Bali island, some flights canceled

Woman in Italy rescued after being held captive for 10 years

False alarm causes mass panic on London’s Oxford Street

Militants attack mosque in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 235