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« on: April 19, 2012, 11:32:39 PM »

http://www.necn.com/04/19/12/Search-continues-for-toddler-missing-fro/landing.html?blockID=693010&feedID=4753
Search continues for toddler missing from Rockport, Mass. beach
April 19, 2012

(NECN: Julie Loncich, Rockport, Mass.) - One minute, Caleigh Anne Harrison was playing with her family at Long Beach in Rockport, Mass. - and then the next, she was gone.

It is a mystery that kept several agencies in Rockport, Mass. busy throughout the day Thursday, as they intensely searched for 2-year-old Caleigh. State police say she was with her mother, 4-year-old sister and dog around noon. When her mother turned her back, she was gone.

"He said, 'You gotta help me, you gotta help me, she's missing, she's missing,'" said family friend Dan Rapp, describing the frantic phone call he received from Caleigh's father.

"He said that his wife was at the waters edge with the dog, playing with a ball," said Rapp. "The ball went into rough water, she went to get the ball and when she turned around, the daughter was missing."

The family was on or near this foot bridge between Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach on the rocky shore.

"They were in an area where an estuary empties," said Mass. State Police spokesman Dave Procopio. "At that time of day, it would have been emptying out into the Atlantic Ocean. It was probably right after high tide."

State Police dive teams spent four hours in the rough conditions before suspending their efforts for the night. Helicopters searched the ocean, creek and land from above, and police searched 200 nearby cottages and cars - all came up with nothing.

And while police say they won't rule out any possibility, many signs point to the ocean.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 11:34:14 PM »

http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2012/04/police-searching-for-missing-year-old-girl-rockport/REaQFBMwKiUokhFsN4CUiM/index.html?p1=News_links
Police to continue search Friday for missing 2-year-old girl in Rockport
April 19, 2012

After searching unsuccessfully for hours by air, land, and sea, authorities did not rule out any causes in the disappearance of a 2-year-old girl Thursday at a Rockport beach, a State Police spokesman said.

David Procopio said Caleigh Anne Harrison was playing at Long Beach with her mother, 4-year-old sister, and the family dog when she went missing shortly after noon Thursday.

“The circumstances are mysterious -- at one point she was there with her sister and a few minutes later, there was one little girl standing there,” Procopio said. “So we are praying for a good outcome, but we also need to investigate every possible scenario, including some that are potentially very tragic.”

A woman who answered the phone at Caleigh’s home and identified herself as the toddler’s grandmother declined to comment Thursday night.

An early investigation indicated that Caleigh’s sister, mother, and the dog were playing with a ball that went over a wall separating the beach from nearby cottages, Procopio said. He said the girl’s mother went to retrieve the ball and momentarily lost sight of the children. When she looked back, Caleigh was gone.

Procopio said an inlet from the ocean that would have carried strong currents as the tide receded Thursday was a short distance from where the family was playing. He also said powerful riptides churn the waters off the beach.

Water temperatures off Rockport are approximately 48 degrees, said Bob Thompson, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

State troopers, Rockport police officers, and canine teams searched the beach area, cottages, and cars for Caleigh with no success Thursday afternoon. Six divers, two helicopters, and a few boats from the State Police and the US Coast Guard also assisted in the search, but Procopio said they did not find anything.

“We have not ruled out foul play, we have not ruled out an accidental fall into the ocean, and we have not ruled out that there could be some other scenario that presents itself,” Procopio said.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 11:42:09 PM »

Ok, there is already two different stories......one...the ball went into deeper water and the Mother went to get it, turned around and the girl was gone........the other the ball went over the fence towards nearby cottages and the Mother went to retreave it so.......guess we have to wait till the entire story comes out!
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 11:45:43 PM »

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220419rockport_police_search_for_missing_toddler/srvc=home&position=also
Police search for missing toddler in Rockport
April 19, 2012


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Massachusetts State Police are seeking the public’s help locating Caleigh Harrison, last seen at Long Beach in Rockport.

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Caleigh Anne Harrison, who is 2 years, 9 months old, was last seen around noon at Long Beach, Rockport police Officer James Hurst said.

Caleigh, who has light brown hair and blue-gray eyes, was wearing a light pink T-shirt and dark pink capri pants, state police said.

Local and state police are currently searching the beach and surrounding area for any signs of the toddler. Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews are also taking part in the search.

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 09:07:33 AM »

http://www.necn.com/04/20/12/Search-for-missing-Mass-toddler-resumes/landing_nation.html?&apID=394ee91acff846ed8eeaf7cc52fe756a
Search for missing Mass. toddler resumes
April 20, 2012

ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — The search for a 2-year-old girl who went missing while her family was visiting a Rockport beach has resumed.

Local and state police as well as the U.S. Coast Guard using a helicopter started looking for Caleigh Anne Harrison on Friday morning.

Police say Caleigh, who's three months shy of her third birthday, was last seen around noon Thursday with her mother, 4-year-old sister and their dog on Long Beach. The family is from Gloucester.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 09:10:14 AM »

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/04/20/police-continue-search-friday-for-missing-year-old-girl-rockport/nJnmWI88kF5zsaapyJIzfK/story.html
Police to keep up search for missing girl
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April 20, 2012

After searching unsuccessfully for hours by air, land, and sea, authorities have not ruled out any causes in the disappearance of a 2-year-old girl Thursday at a Rockport beach, a State Police spokesman said.

David Procopio said Caleigh Anne Harrison was playing at Long Beach with her mother, 4-year-old sister, and the family dog when she went missing shortly after noon Thursday.

“The circumstances are mysterious: At one point she was there with her sister, and a few minutes later, there was one little girl standing there,’’ Procopio said. “So we are praying for a good outcome, but we also need to investigate every possible scenario, including some that are potentially very tragic.’’
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Procopio said an inlet from the ocean that would have carried strong currents as the tide receded Thursday was a short distance from where the family was playing. He also said powerful riptides churn the waters off the beach.
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State troopers, Rockport police officers, and canine teams searched the beach, cottages, and cars without success Thursday afternoon. Six divers, two helicopters, and a few boats from the State Police and the US Coast Guard also assisted in the search, but Procopio said they did not find anything.

“We have not ruled out foul play, we have not ruled out an accidental fall into the ocean, and we have not ruled out that there could be some other scenario that presents itself,’’ he said.

Some troopers stayed at the beach overnight to continue the investigation, Procopio said, and divers will resume the search Friday morning after choppy seas forced them to suspend their effort Thursday night.

A Coast Guard public affairs specialist, Adam Stanton, said the service plans a flyover of the scene at dawn Friday.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 09:38:45 AM »

I hate to even ask but did anyone other than family members see the child on the beach that morning?
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 09:58:29 AM »

Nobody is saying anything.....not good!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 04:35:20 PM »

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1865823322/Update-Divers-copters-resume-roles-in-search-for-Caleigh-Harrison
Update: Coast Guard backs off search; mission now called 'recovery'
April 20, 2012

ROCKPORT — The U.S. Coast Guard has pulled back its role in the saerch for the missing 2-year-old Caleigh Ann Harrison, viewing the case now as a recovery mission, rather than one of search and rescue.
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Massachusetts State Police reiterated this afternoon that they have not ruled any cause of her disappearance, including foul play. But authorities are clearly concentrating their search on a premise that Caleigh went into the water while her mom had briefly left the girls' to retrieve their ball, which had gone over a nearby wall.
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The site where Caleigh was last seen, where Long Beach meets Cape Hedge Beach, has been roped off with yellow crime scene tape, though Procopio said the scene was a potential crime scene, not a certain one.

Locals are searching for Caleigh as well, on their own or in small groups. Several fishing boats were noted in the area, and they also seemed to be searching the water.

"We don't want a lot people out there," said State Police Spekesman David Procopio. "We appreciate their good intentions, but leave it to the trained searchers."
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 05:13:30 PM »

Caleigh with her Mom, Allison Hammond



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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 06:06:42 PM »

http://articles.boston.com/2012-04-22/news/31383195_1_heavy-rains-areas-with-poor-drainage-national-weather-service
Heavy rains forecast for southern New England
April 22, 2012

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Police in Massachusetts temporarily halted a search for Caleigh Anne Harrison, a 2-year-old from Gloucester who apparently disappeared from a Rockport beach on Thursday. State Police spokesman Reid Bagley said heavy rains and poor ocean conditions would prevent divers from searching nearby waters. The search is scheduled to resume on Tuesday.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 06:08:33 PM »

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2022042320_divers_to_search_for_missing_girl_wednesday/
20 divers to search for missing girl Wednesday
By O'Ryan Johnson
April 23, 2012

Expected rough seas has forced state police to postpone for a day dispatching a 20-person dive team around Rockport’s coastline to search for a missing 2-year-old girl.

On Wednesday troopers will also use side-scan sonar in an attempt to look at the ocean floor in that area in an attempt to find Caleigh Anne Harrison who disappeared Thursday while she, her sister and dog, visited Cape Hedge beach with their mother.

“To date no possible cause for her disappearance has been ruled out,” state police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.

He said the 20-person dive team as well as the sonar scan was scheduled for tomorrow, but has been postponed for expected bad weather. He said the dive team will deploy Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the beach and search rocky outcroppings “well into the afternoon.”
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 06:10:29 PM »

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x164319359/Weather-stalls-search-child-psychologist-interviews-Caleighs-sister
Update: Search now set to resume Wednesday; neighbor urges vigils
By Stephanie Bergman
April 23, 2012

ROCKPORT — With wet weather today continuing to stall the search for 2-year-old Caleigh Ann Harrison, and rough seas also forecast for tomorrow, Massachusetts State Police have pushed back to Wednesday any resumption of the formal serach for missing Gloucester 2-year-old, Caleigh Ann Harrison.

But other aspects of the investigation are ongoing — with new hopes are being pinned on the results of a weekend interview with Caleigh's 4-year-old sister to help find the missing child.

Elizabeth Harrison, 4, spoke with a person trained in caring for children with traumatic experiences — described as a child psychologist by family members — on Saturday, according to David Harrison, Jr., brother of Caleigh's father, Anthony Harrison. Elizabeth had initially told State Police she could not remember what happened in the last moments before Caleigh disappeared. Authorities have not advised family members any results from Saturday's interview.
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Massachusetts State Police reiterated this morning that foul play could not be ruled out at this point — noting that, though there seems to be no evidence of an abduction, without proof that Caleigh went into the ocean, alternative scenarios cannot be discounted either.

"We'd have to have obviously clear information that Caleigh entered the water," said State Police spokesman David Procopio. "We can't say for sure what happened to her."

Procopio said lats this afternoon that a renewed coastal search by divers and with state police helicopters, initially planned for tomorrow morning, will not restart until Wednesday. That's because Tuesday's weather forecasts coptinues to call for high winds and rough seas that could endanger searchers as well.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 07:53:08 PM »

BBM i think this is the place,ive swam not far from there,and i was advised, if your not
a strong swimmer,you should not swim and/or swim, at low tide,well i see the bridge
wall, cottages,and  estuary
http://g.co/maps/cy3ds

"He said that his wife was at the waters edge with the dog, playing with a ball," said Rapp. "The ball went into rough water, she went to get the ball and when she turned around, the daughter was missing."

The family was on or near this foot bridge between Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach on the rocky shore.

"They were in an area where an estuary empties," said Mass. State Police spokesman Dave Procopio. "At that time of day, it would have been emptying out into the Atlantic Ocean. It was probably right after high tide."
http://www.necn.com/04/19/12/Search-continues-for-toddler-missing-fro/landing.html?blockID=693010&feedID=4753
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An early investigation indicated that Caleigh’s sister, mother, and the dog were playing with a ball that went over a wall separating the beach from nearby cottages, Procopio said. He said the girl’s mother went to retrieve the ball and momentarily lost sight of the children. When she looked back, Caleigh was gone.

Procopio said an inlet from the ocean that would have carried strong currents as the tide receded Thursday was a short distance from where the family was playing. He also said powerful riptides churn the waters off the beach.
http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2012/04/police-searching-for-missing-year-old-girl-rockport/REaQFBMwKiUokhFsN4CUiM/index.html?p1=News_links
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 12:32:40 AM »

Family says Massachusetts toddler was abducted; police have no proof

(CNN) -- The sister of a missing 2-year-old Massachusetts girl saw "a mean guy" kidnap the toddler from the beach, her father says, though police insist they have no evidence of any "mysterious man" or an abduction.
Caleigh Harrison was last seen by her mother and 4-year-old sister at Rockport's Long Beach, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, around noon April 19. Since then, authorities have conducted water, ground and air search for the toddler, to no avail.
The missing girl's father, Anthony Harrison, told HLN's Nancy Grace on Thursday night that he believes Caleigh was kidnapped. He bases his belief on what his 4-year-old daughter has told him, as well as drawings by the older sister. Harrison said his older daughter was with Caleigh when she went missing while their mother went to retrieve a ball.
"At first it was the mean guy," Harrison said of the 4-year-old's description of Caleigh's alleged abductor. "And then she got into detail about black shorts, he was smoking a cigarette, he had facial hair."
Harrison first publicly mentioned such a man a day earlier, calling the girl's description "a little bit scattered" and among a "couple of different stories" he'd heard from her.

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Harrison said that he didn't have an explanation why it took two weeks for him to discuss what his daughter told him about the alleged abductor. Regardless, he said he's convinced her story is true.
"I wouldn't put my daughter under this kind of scrutiny (if I didn't believe it)," Harrison said. "This came from the heart. And I believe her."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/03/justice/massachusetts-missing-girl/
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 12:35:02 AM »

Caleigh Harrison's mother speaks out for first time

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/north/12007376547883/caleigh-harrison-s-mother-speaks-out-for-first-time/
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 12:46:50 AM »

Update: Rockport respond to 'lead' at beach, but clear scene

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/breakingnews/x474411067/Caleighs-father-tells-TV-that-sister-talks-of-man-on-the-beach
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2012, 10:01:55 AM »

Family says Massachusetts toddler was abducted; police have no proof

(CNN) -- The sister of a missing 2-year-old Massachusetts girl saw "a mean guy" kidnap the toddler from the beach, her father says, though police insist they have no evidence of any "mysterious man" or an abduction.
Caleigh Harrison was last seen by her mother and 4-year-old sister at Rockport's Long Beach, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, around noon April 19. Since then, authorities have conducted water, ground and air search for the toddler, to no avail.
The missing girl's father, Anthony Harrison, told HLN's Nancy Grace on Thursday night that he believes Caleigh was kidnapped. He bases his belief on what his 4-year-old daughter has told him, as well as drawings by the older sister. Harrison said his older daughter was with Caleigh when she went missing while their mother went to retrieve a ball.
"At first it was the mean guy," Harrison said of the 4-year-old's description of Caleigh's alleged abductor. "And then she got into detail about black shorts, he was smoking a cigarette, he had facial hair."
Harrison first publicly mentioned such a man a day earlier, calling the girl's description "a little bit scattered" and among a "couple of different stories" he'd heard from her.

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Harrison said that he didn't have an explanation why it took two weeks for him to discuss what his daughter told him about the alleged abductor. Regardless, he said he's convinced her story is true.
"I wouldn't put my daughter under this kind of scrutiny (if I didn't believe it)," Harrison said. "This came from the heart. And I believe her."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/03/justice/massachusetts-missing-girl/

You're child gives a physical description of a suspect and you wait two weeks to report it???  hmmmm
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 12:18:10 PM »

Search For Missing Girl To Resume On Rockport Beach

ROCKPORT (CBS) – State and local police will resume their search at a beach in Rockport Friday afternoon for a toddler who was last seen there more than two weeks ago

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“Today’s operation is prompted by a private citizen’s dog, who had a strong reaction to some type of stimuli on in a very specific area of the beach yesterday afternoon. Rockport and State Police responded to the area where the dog was digging late yesterday afternoon, located along the waterline near Saratoga Creek, but we were hindered in our effort by the incoming tide. We will resume the search on or around 3 p.m. today; low tide is around 4 p.m.,” State police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/04/search-for-missing-girl-to-resume-on-rockport-beach/
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 12:20:54 PM »


Sister Says Strange Man Was Near Caleigh Harrison
Police Search Team To Return To Rockport Today

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"At this point we have investigated the theory of abduction," Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said last week. "We have interviewed four witnesses who were in the vicinity of the girl when she went missing. We have not been able to establish that there was anyone else in the vicinity that could have been responsible for an abduction."

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/31004027/detail.html
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