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    FBI Arrests 2 People, 13-Year-Old Girl Still Missing

    Lancaster Police and FBI agents arrested two additional people on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of 13-year-old Shavon Le'Faye Randle. (Published Saturday, July 1, 2017)

    This story has been updated after investigators found the body of Shavon Randle early Sunday morning. Click here for the latest. 

    Lancaster Police and FBI agents arrested two additional people on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of 13-year-old Shavon Le'Faye Randle. 

    Police confirmed they also found the body of 19-year-old Michael Titus inside the abandoned home. Titus was initially named a person of interest in the girl's disappearance last week.

    The Lancaster Police Department and the FBI arrested Owens and Laquon Wilkerson, who was recently identified as an additional person of interest, on Saturday, July 1.  

    FBI Issues $25,000 Reward for Info on Missing Teen

    [DFW] FBI Issues $25,000 Reward for Info on Missing Teen
    The FBI has issued a $25,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of 13-year-old Shavon Le'Faye Randle and the location of two persons of interest.
     
    (Published Friday, June 30, 2017)

    Two other people identified by Lancaster police Thursday as people who may also have knowledge of the abduction, 25-year-old Laporshya Polley and 26-year-old Darius Fields, are said to be talking with investigators. The FBI says the public helped investigators locate them.

    "Remember, our primary concern is the safe return of Shavon. The other two individuals, I am pleading with Davontae Owens and Michael Titus, or anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Shavon, to please release her and allow her to come home," Jackson said Friday.

    The reward, Jackson added, was for the identification and location of Owens and Titus and the safe return of the missing teen.

    Samuel Urbanski, Lancaster Chief of Police, reiterated the need for help from the public in the case.

    "We need the public's help to bring Shavon home to her family safely," Urbanski said. "We are pleading with the persons involved to please release Shavon and allow her to return to her family."

    Randle was last seen in the 1300 block of Southridge Drive at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. Police issued an Amber Alert, indicating she may be in grave or immediate danger.

    Amber Alert Issued for Missing Lancaster Girl, 13

    [DFW] Amber Alert Issued for Missing Lancaster Girl, 13

    The FBI has issued a $25,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of 13-year-old Shavon Le'Faye Randle and the location of two persons of interest

     

    (Published Friday, June 30, 2017)

    Randle was described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and about 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue basketball shorts.

    Police said Wednesday she was taken from her home by an unknown man who they said later called a member of the girl's family.

    "They confirmed that they knew who the victim was and they said, 'Well, we have her,'" Lancaster Police Department Det. Joseph Brickett said. "Then they called back later on the victim's cell phone and said, 'If you call law enforcement, then we'll harm her.'"

    Brickett said investigators were able to trace Randle's cell phone location for a while before it was turned off. Investigators are checking locations in those areas for photos, surveillance video, or any witnesses who might have seen the girl or the suspect vehicle.

    The suspect was possibly driving a white 4-door sedan with damage or a dark paint transfer on the rear passenger side quarter panel.

    Anyone with information about Shavon's location, or any of the four people of interest, is asked to call the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or the Lancaster Police Department at 972-218-2711.

    Police Asking For Help in Disappearance of Teen

    [DFW] Police Asking For Help in Disappearance of Teen

    Lancaster police and the FBI ask the public for information about four people who may be connected to the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl.

    (Published Friday, June 30, 2017)

    Family Gathers to Pray, Struggles for Answers Amid Disappearance

    "It's hard when we don't have the answers," said Randle's aunt, Laura Roberts, who is also the family's pastor. "There's the 'why,' there's the 'how.' There are so many questions that are unanswered."

    The family gathered to pray Thursday evening outside the Lancaster home from which Shavon was abducted Wednesday morning.

    "I don't see why anyone would take her," said Jessie Randle, another aunt. "She's just bubbly. A lot of joy."

    Check back and refresh this page for the latest update. As this story is developing, elements may change.

    If you have information related to the case you can contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

    Police Name People of Interest in Teen's Disappearance

    [DFW] Police Name People of Interest in Teen's Disappearance

    Lancaster police and the FBI ask the public for information about four people who may be connected to the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl.

    (Published Friday, June 30, 2017)

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