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Forensic evidence links CLE, Elyria abductions

Posted at 3:52 PM, May 27, 2016
The abduction of a six-year-old Cleveland girl Saturday is tied forensically to the abduction of a 10-year-old Elyria girl who was taken out of her bedroom window in February, according the FBI in a press conference Friday.
 
Detectives from Cleveland and Elyria have teamed up with the FBI to scour multiple counties looking for a person of interest in the case.
 
Authorities are asking the public to look at the picture of a person walking in the alley behind the Cleveland girl's residence and let police or the FBI know any leads on the person's identification. There is also a photo of a vehicle of interest.
 
Officials advised looking beyond Cleveland into Lorain and Summit counties for the person.
 
The Cleveland girl described the wall of the place where she was taken as having a moose, grass and trees.
 
Authorities believe this may not have been a picture on the wall, but it may be a description of wallpaper.
 
FBI Special Agent Stephen Anthony explained the search radius for a suspect has now been expanded.
 
"So we need folks to think beyond Cleveland, the west side, the east side," said Anthony. "Think beyond, think outside Lorain County into Summit County.  Wherever the case may be, we just don't know."
 
"There is nothing more important than protecting our children and taking a predator such as this individual off the street."