A 2-year-old was playing outside of her Mississippi home when she seemingly vanished.
Now, eight years later, police still don’t know what happened to Myra Lewis.
On March 1, 2014, Lewis was playing outside her home in Camden, Mississippi, when she went missing. She was last seen playing between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., according to investigators.
A massive police search unfolded, but it didn’t find the toddler.
It wasn’t for the lack of trying. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker told WAPT on the five-year anniversary that he doesn’t consider the case cold as police continue to investigate.
“Leads were followed, interviews were done,” Tucker told WAPT. “It’s extremely frustrating that five years later, I have to stand here and tell you that we’re no closer to finding Myra than we were that day.”
The family left the area after the child went missing and police said they rarely speak to investigators.
Authorities used helicopters, K9s and volunteers to comb the area looking for Lewis, to no avail, Tucker told the TV station.
“It seems as though she vanished into thin air,” Tucker said, according to WAPT. “The dog initially picked up her scent here in the yard of the residence, up until about this fenced area right here, and that was it.”
In 2015, Lewis’ mom, Ericka, made a plea for help finding her child.
“I just need help — help on finding her. Whoever has her, just bring her home, please. That’s my baby; that’s not your baby,” Ericka Lewis said, according to WLBT.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Tucker told WLBT they are no closer to figuring out what happened to Myra Lewis than the day she went missing.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact law enforcement. When she went missing, Myra was 3-feet-1-inch tall. She is a Black girl who would be 10 years old in 2022.