Charlotte Sena is found ALIVE and sex offender is taken into custody two days after nine year-old was ‘abducted for ransom’ while cycling in upstate NY woods
- Charlotte went cycling on Saturday at 6.15pm in Moreau State Park, New York
- The nine-year-old has since been found alive two days after going missing
- Multiple law enforcement sources say that the suspect has a sexual abuse criminal history – and that they allegedly left a note at Sena’s parents’ house
Charlotte Sena has been found alive two days after the nine-year-old vanished while riding a bike in an upstate New York park – and a suspect is now in custody.
Multiple law enforcement sources say that the arrested suspect has a sexual abuse criminal history – and that they allegedly left a note at Sena’s parents’ house.
According to the Times Union, the investigation is focused on the belief that Charlotte was pulled into a vehicle against her will or dragged into the woods.
New York State Police were previously confident Charlotte was abducted from Moreau Lake State Park. She was last seen wearing a tie-dye Pokemon shirt, dark blue pants, black crocs, gray bike helmet on Saturday evening.
Police said just after 7pm: ‘Charlotte has been found safe and in good health.’
Charlotte Sena is found alive two days after nine year-old vanished while riding bike in upstate New York park. Multiple law enforcement sources say that the arrested suspect has a sexual abuse criminal history – and that they allegedly left a note at Sena’s parents’ house
Charlotte is 90lbs and 5ft 1in tall. Her family say she is ‘trusting’ and a ‘good kid’
Charlotte Sena was last seen cycling around Loop A in the Moreau Lake State Park in upstate New York near Saratoga Springs. She went for the cycle alone at 6.15pm, and was never seen again. Police were unable to find her anywhere in the park, so believe she was abducted
It’s unclear what involvement the suspect in custody had with her disappearance.
Police raided a house in Milton, New York, on Monday evening, shortly before police announced the arrest.
That property is 13 miles south of Charlotte Sena’s family home.
The multi-agency search – which spanned 46 miles and included 400 search personnel and dozens of federal, state, and local bodies on the ground – ended today.
Charlotte was cycling alone on Loop A of Moreau Lake State Park in New York near Saratoga Springs when she vanished at 6.15pm on Saturday.
She had been playing with friends throughout the day but decided to cycle alone, one last time, before the sun went down.
It should have only taken a few minutes for to complete the small loop. At 6.30pm, her parents realized she hadn’t returned and grew worried. By 6.47pm, they had found Charlotte’s bike on the loop and called 911.
Charlotte (far right) as a younger child with her mother Trisha, father David and sisters. The devastated family is desperate for her to come home
A frantic search was launched for the child, for whom an Amber Alert was issued on Sunday morning after rangers searched the 6,250-acre park and found no sign of her.
There are 158 camping sites in the park. Loop A sits in the southwest corner of the park and is directly adjacent to US Highway 9 – which runs all the way from Philadelphia to Canada.
New York Gov. Hochul said on Monday night: ‘We are overjoyed at the news that Charlotte Sena has been located safely this evening after an intense days-long search.
‘Our hearts are with her family as they welcome her home.
‘Thank you to the New York State Police, New York Park Police and all who worked so tirelessly to find Charlotte.
‘It is because of their efforts that Charlotte will be able to return home safe to her family.’