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Search for Diana continues

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016

The search for a missing 9-year-old has broadened from the area around her home as law enforcement follows leads and tips.

“After a massive and exhaustive search in a several mile radius around Diana Alveres’s home it has been determined that there is no evidence to suggest that she is in the area,” the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in a prepared statement issued Wednesday morning. “Leads coming in from concerned citizens and other investigative avenues are actively being pursued and at this point we cannot comment on them. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and our Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement partners remain dedicated to Diana. Our investigative teams remain in the field, and will leave no stone un-turned in the aggressive investigation into Diana’s disappearance.”

Diana was last seen at her Unique Circle residence in San Carlos Park at 2 a.m. on Sunday. She was discovered missing early Sunday morning and, since that time, a massive investigation trying to find the child has been under way.

Diana, who is Hispanic, is 4’4″, 95 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes. She has two scars on one of her legs. She was last seen wearing an unknown color shirt, blue bottoms, unknown shoes, and may be carrying a green blanket with flower print.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have increased the reward for information concerning the child and her whereabouts to $6,000. $1,000 is being provided by Crime Stoppers, with the additional $5,000 pledged by the FBI.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES(274637) keyword: REWARD