As police continue to search for a missing 10-year-old girl who vanished in Iowa on Friday, a second person has been reported missing in the same area.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Breasia Terrell was last seen during the early hours of Friday morning at the 2700 block of East 53rd Street in Davenport. Breasia’s grandmother told a local news station that the little girl had gone with her cousin to spend the night at the home of the cousin’s father, Henry Earl Dinkins. Dinkins, reportedly a registered sex offender, is now in custody on charges of violating sex offender registration laws. He was arrested late in the day on Friday after police searched his home, but is not facing any charges in connection to Breasia’s disappearance.
10-year-old Breasia Terrell was last seen in the 2700 b/o East 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa on Friday @ 3AM. Police have searched Credit Island in connection with her disappearance, but will not say if they suspect foul play. Breasia is 4'5, 75 pounds, and black w/ black hair pic.twitter.com/RKyIaKqZrz
— Missing Persons Planet (@Home4theMissing) July 11, 2020
Breasia’s mother Aishia Lankford told KWQC that she last texted with her daughter on Thursday night. She said the 10-year-old girl texted her at 9:13 p.m. and wrote, “Good night, mommy. I love you.”
“And I had texted her back and I told her ‘good night, I love you too,’” Lankford told the news station.
As previously reported, the girl was last seen hours later, long after midnight on Friday. It is not known if she was seen indoors or outdoors, if she was alone or with another person, or who saw her.
Lankford has said that Breasia has difficulties with both her hearing and her sight; and may be blind in one eye.
KWQC reports that police have conducted searches of Credit Island, but authorities have not confirmed what led them to search there, and have not said whether or not they suspect foul play. Sources within the family reportedly said that police also searched nearby Fervery Park at the family’s request, as the girl’s mother said she heard a tip that Dinkins had mentioned something about “Mother Goose.” There is a large Mother Goose structure at the entrance to Fervery Park.
Family members and community volunteers have also organized independent searches of the same areas.
A KQQC television report said that the location where the missing girl was last seen is “quite a ways” the locations that appear to be the focus of the search.
As the Quad-City Times reports, the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network is also searching for an adult male who went missing on Friday, that same day that Breasia disappeared.
According to the report, Paul Campbell, 51, worked a shift as a driver for Uber or Lyft until just before 11 p.m. on Friday night. His car was found abandoned in the middle of the Interstate 280 bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River and is just east of Credit Island. Campbell’s cell phone and wallet were reportedly found in the car.
Campbell is described as 6’3” and weighing just over 200 pounds. He is partially bald with grey hair on the sides and back; and was reportedly last seen wearing athletic shorts and a dark-colored T-shirt.
The report does not indicate if authorities believe there is a connection the two disappearances.
Breasia is described as 4 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 75 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops.
Davenport Police are offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to the missing girl, or information “which leads to an arrest of anyone who may have taken part in her disappearance.”
Anyone with possible information is urged to call 911.
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