Search Continues for Missing 4-Year-Old Johns Island Girl
UPDATE: 11:35am — Charleston police tell us the FBI is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing 4-year-old. If you have any information please call the 24-hour tip line at 843-619-6123.
JOHNS ISLAND, SC (BRODIE HART, WTAT-TV) — Rescue crews and emergency officials continued their search on Wednesday for a missing 4-year-old Johns Island girl.
Charleston police say the child was first reported missing at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday.
A command center was set up in a blue model home in the Whitney Lake subdivision, just feet away from the front steps of where the missing girl is believed to live.
Police, fire, Coast Guard and neighbors searched all through the evening in what many described as a ‘chaotic scene.’
On Wednesday, dive teams returned to the scene around 7:00 a.m. to continue their search. Dozens of police vehicles could be seen parked all along Sweetleaf Lane.
Charleston Co Sheriff's Office just put boat in the water. Dive teams prepping to continue search. pic.twitter.com/HM3VGrsxAH
— Brodie Hart (@BrodieHart) February 14, 2018
Neighbors used flashlights as they helped rescue teams canvas the area. “It’s a quiet neighborhood, nothing like this would ever cross anyone’s mind here,” said neighbor Josh McGluffen. “It’s just a friendly area, there’s people out here all the time running, walking their dogs; kids running, playing, fishing. For somebody not to see anything it just blows my mind.”
Charleston Police said they are searching for a possible person of interest. They are described as a Hispanic male between ages 25-30. They believe he is skinny with short hair and was dressed in all grey.
A 24-hour tip line has also been set up for anyone to call if they have information about the missing girl. That number is 843-619-6123.
Heidi Todd was last seen wearing pink pants and blue shirt.