Alabama authorities continue search for missing 4-year-old girl

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020

Authorities in east Alabama are searching for a missing 4-year-old girl who was last seen Wednesday afternoon.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said Evelyn Vadie Sides was last seen near the Loachapoka community, a rural area in the county, at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Jones said the girl was in the care of a longtime family friend who said they were taking a walk in the backyard when the girl disappeared from view.

Foul play is not suspected in the disappearance, Jones said. Multiple agencies are searching the remote wooded area that also includes a creek. Jones said they are using air and ground searches to try to locate the girl.

Sides has red hair and is about three feet tall. She was last seen wearing a blue dress with green flowers.

She was with one of the family dogs, a reddish-brown hound dog, at the time she disappeared. Jones said they have not found the dog that was with the girl.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an Amber Alert for the missing girl.