More details are emerging after a 4-year-old South Carolina girl disappeared from her Johns Island home on Tuesday evening.
The Post and Courier reports that the FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to location of Heidi Todd, a young girl who disappeared at some point on Tuesday after an uninvited guest reportedly entered her home off of Sweetleaf Lane.
The child’s mother was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after being badly beaten, according to a press release held on Wednesday by police officials, an FBI spokesperson, and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.
According to the press release, the family has four other children. Two were inside the home when Heidi disappeared and two were at school. The mother failed to pick up the two kids from school on the day in question, which led to school officials calling police. The father, who’s in the U.S. Coast Guard, was out of town working when the incident occurred.
🚨 URGENT – 4 year old missing after alleged home invasion. South Carolina authorities are searching for a little girl…
The mother, badly beaten, was disoriented when police found her inside her home, and only gave limited information. She told authorities that a man entered the home uninvited. He’s described as a “skinny” Hispanic male who’s around 25 to 30 years of age with short hair. He was last seen wearing an all grey outfit, which could possibly be a landscaper or construction worker’s uniform, although not confirmed.
Authorities didn’t issue an AMBER Alert on the child, as there is no information about what, if any, vehicle was used to abduct her. Officials said they still do not have sufficient evidence needed that would help people identify and locate a suspect. Police officers declined to say whether the public is in immediate danger.
Heidi was last seen wearing a blue shirt and pink pants. She has curly brown hair and hazel-brown eyes.
Anyone with any information on Heidi’s whereabouts should contact the Charleston police 24-hour tip line created exclusively for this case, at 843-619-6123.
[Feature Photo: Heidi Todd/Charleston PD]