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Police: No Evidence Toddler Missing In Rockport Was Abducted

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ROCKPORT (CBS/AP) — On Wednesday, State Police divers and a sonar-equipped boat searched for a 2-year-old girl who went missing from a Rockport beach last week.

The operations had been delayed by unfavorable weather until this morning.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

About 20 State Police divers searched for Caleigh Anne Harrisonoff Rockport’s Long Beach, where she disappeared last Thursday afternoon.

rockportgirl Police: No Evidence Toddler Missing In Rockport Was Abducted

Caleigh Anne Harrison (Photo Credit: Mass. State Police)

Caleigh’s relatives believe the little girl may have been abducted. They distributed fliers around the area Wednesday.

“We’re not giving up, Caleigh is our beautiful and wonderful baby girl,” says Caleigh’s uncle David Harrison. “Please help us find and bring her home.”

State Police spokesman David Procopio said they have interviewed the witnesses who were in the area at the time and there is no evidence that supports the theory that she was abducted.

“The authorities may think otherwise, but we have a strong belief that we think we would have found something by now,” says Caleigh’s uncle.

Procopio says the investigation will continue and divers will return for one more dive on Thursday.

The toddler’s mother told investigators she turned away from Caleigh and her 4-year-old sister for a couple of minutes to retrieve a ball they were playing with, and Caleigh was gone when she returned.

The family strongly believes she was abducted. “It could have happened, in a minute and a half we are talking about, it could have happened,” says Harrison.

Police say they haven’t ruled out anything yet in their search.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report.

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