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“Kayleah Wilson's family prays for answers on Easter” reads the headline on The Tribune newspaper in Greeley, Colorado, a city of about 100,000 just 50 miles northeast of Denver.
Twelve-year-old Kayleah’s mother, April, and the missing girl’s grandmother prayed Sunday at The Northern Colorado Cowboy Church in Lucerne. The church holds new meaning to the family. According to reports, just before she vanished, Kayleah, who loves Irish folk music and the library, had told her mom she wanted to attend Easter services there.
Instead, the sixth-grader is the focus of an intense search by about 60 FBI agents and up to 30 local police officials who have been talking to residents and searching abandoned buildings and ponds for clues.
Kayleah was last seen March 28 as she was leaving home for a friend’s birthday party about a mile away.
Over the weekend, strong winds complicated the search by possibly scattering evidence, police said. While there are no specific leads, tips have been coming in from around the country.
Investigators combed a 10-block area they believe she may have crossed on the way to the party in Evans. The trip could have taken Kayleah past cornfields, ditches and behind a lumber yard.
Kayleah is 5’1’’, 145 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. When she disappeared she was wearing a white and pink shirt, white tank top, blue jeans, and white and red shoes.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release on Sunday telling local residents how they can help.
“Please check and look along road sides, back roads, fields, dump areas that we all may know about in the county or in the towns or areas you drive to or live near,’’ the statement said.
“If you notice a suspicious odor in an area, see activities in or around abandoned homes or property, or if you happen to see circling birds or gathering predators such as coyotes in or around an area, check it out if it is safe, or contact the local law enforcement agency near you to have it checked out.”
If you have info on the case, call the Greeley Police Department at (970) 350-9600 or the FBI at (800) CALL-FBI.