Authorities in Utah have released new images of the main suspect in the suspicious disappearance of a 5-year-old girl in Logan.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Elizabeth Shelley vanished sometime between the hours of 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday from her home in Logan, where her uncle Alex Whipple had visited on Friday night. When Elizabeth’s mother woke on Saturday morning, she found both her daughter and Whipple gone.
Whipple was apprehended late Saturday afternoon and remains in police custody. Authorities are seeking the public’s help in tracing Whipple’s whereabouts on Saturday, as they said forensic evidence shows the girl was with the suspect outside of her home since she was last seen there.
The man who police call the main suspect in the disappearance of 5-year-old Lizzy Shelly was allegedly carrying drug paraphernalia and a baseball bat when he was arrested. 21-year-old Alex Whipple is Lizzy's uncle. He's being held for probation violation: https://t.co/G0bVxrg2FK pic.twitter.com/CCjvJxsJpy
— HLN (@HLNTV) May 28, 2019
So far, investigators have found no trace of the missing girl as more than 200 personnel from multiple agencies join in the search for clues.
Police said in a news conference earlier this week that Whipple has been entirely uncooperative and lied to police.Authorities apprehended him on Saturday afternoon as he was walking alone and there was no sign of Elizabeth. According to KATU, Whipple was found with drug paraphernalia and a metal bat.
As the news station reports, on Tuesday Logan City Police released surveillance camera stills of Whipple that were taken on Saturday, as authorities continue to seek additional images that may have captured Whipple or the missing girl.
In addition to checking for doorbell or security images of the suspect and Elizabeth Shelley, residents are also asked to search their properties and any containers, including garbage cans, for unusual items.
Anyone with video footage that may be helpful to the investigation is urged to contact the Logan City Police Department’s dispatch at 435-753-7555.