Baltimore County police planned to continue their search today for a 4-year-old Rosedale girl reported missing by a youngster who told police he saw three men abduct her.
Police searched for five hours yesterday afternoon and last night but were unable to find any sign of the child, nor has there been any report of a missing girl.
One officer raised the possibility the report may have been false but said the search would continue today until police are certain.
Several officers from the White Marsh District worked the greater Rosedale area from 4 p.m. until nearly 9 p.m., looking for a white girl wearing a purple "puff" jacket and blue jeans after a 7-year-old boy said he saw three men grab her about 3:30 p.m. at Boaz and Neighbors avenues near Rosedale Elementary School.
During the intensive effort that included a State Police helicopter, police went door-to-door, looked in ravines, water drainage pipes, under vehicles, in trash bins and in many other places.
Police said that no one in the Rosedale area or anywhere else in the county has reported a 4-year-old girl missing.
"It's crossed the minds of the police conducting the search that it may be a false report, but we'll keep looking until we are satisfied one way or the other," said a White Marsh District officer.