LOGAN — The search for missing 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley has been expanded to the Hyrum area and more than 200 people are assisting with the operation, according to a Facebook post Sunday from Logan police.
The operation has been aided by search and rescue support from several other counties, the update states.
"We continue to work leads that have come forward," it states.
FBI agents and Cache County law enforcement agencies worked through Saturday night serving search warrants, following up on leads and expanding the search area.
The girl was last seen at 2 a.m. on Saturday and was discovered missing from her home on the west side of Logan at about 9:30 that morning. Her uncle, Alex Whipple, 21, who had been at the house that night, was also gone.
Whipple was located by police on Saturday afternoon and taken into custody on unrelated warrants. Whipple has been uncooperative with police and is considered a suspect in Elizabeth's disappearance, Logan police said.
Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge said police have "several locations where we believe we've found some evidentiary items that will help link Mr. Whipple to this case."
Police are asking residents of southwest Logan, Nibley, Hyrum or Mount Sterling to watch for suspicious items on their property. If they find anything, police ask that they not touch it and call 435-753-7555 immediately.
Police are also asking residents who have video surveillance cameras or smart doorbells and reside between 300 South to 100 North and 300 West to 600 West to check their videos and cameras for the hours of 2 a.m. to noon on Saturday.4 comments on this story
Elizabeth was last seen wearing a red tank top and blue jeans. She is 3 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 40 pounds and has shoulder-length brown hair with bangs. She has brown eyes.
Budge said searchers will continue to look for her until dark and then continue to follow up leads.
"We're still just trying to locate her. We have evidence to believe that he is the reason that she is missing," Budge said of Whipple.
Logan police, the Cache County Sheriff's Office, Cache County Search and Rescue and FBI are involved in the investigation.
Contributing: Sean Moody