Training Wheels Found May Be from Endangered Missing Preschooler’s Bike

Special Agent in Charge Dennis L. Baker of the FBI St. Louis Division has announced that two bicycle training wheels have been found. The wheels could possibly be from the bicycle that disappeared along with Breeann Rodriguez. Breeann’s father has seen the training wheels and believes they belong to his daughter because of how he manipulated the training wheels and bike to lower it for her height.

The wheels were found in an area with heavy brush located on County Highway 568 east of Buffalo Ditch in Dunklin County, approximately two miles southeast of Breeann’s home in Senath, Missouri. Law enforcement search teams continue to comb the area.

There have been many leads. Investigators are trying to track down a lead about a white van, similar to the ones pictured below. A white cargo van was seen in the area just days prior to Breeann disappearing. The full-size, older model van may or may not have a ladder mounted in the back.

Digital billboards are now displaying Breeann’s picture in the following areas and more:

■Kingshighway and Broadway (Cape Girardeau, MO)
■2418 South Caraway (Jonesboro, AR)
■2610 E. Highland Drive (Jonesboro, AR)
■2412 Stadium Boulevard (Jonesboro, AR)

Breeann disappeared August 6, 2011 (Saturday). She was last seen at approximately noon riding her pink bicycle with training wheels in front of her home on Ode Johnson Street in Senath, located in Missouri’s bootheel. Her bicycle also disappeared. She was wearing a pink top, and pink and purple shorts. Breeann’s pictures can be found on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website and on the FBI’s Kidnappings and Missing Persons page.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for the successful recovery and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance. In addition, the Senath Marshal’s office is offering a reward of up to $20,000 with the same criteria.

The Senath Police Department along with the FBI Task Force, Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kennett Police Department, and the Bootheel Drug Task Force are investigating the case. The Senath Fire Department has been coordinating volunteer searches. If you are interested, please contact the fire department at (573) 738-2013.

Anyone with information can call St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS and remain anonymous.

Visit www.fbi.gov for information on a new free mobile app that allows parents to electronically store their children’s pictures and information if their child goes missing.




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