MANCHESTER, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police in Manchester, N.H., are investigating a report about a child found in distress.
Police responded to the area of Salmon and Elm streets at about 7 a.m. Wednesday after a caller reported she had encountered a young child that appeared to be in distress, but then ran off.
According to the woman, she had first seen the child riding a bicycle northerly on Elm Street, near Sagamore Street. She told police the child appeared to be wearing pajamas and a winter coat.
The concerned caller told police she pulled over to speak with the child, who asked for help, indicating that her family had been the victim of a crime and she that was trying to find her aunt. Based on this account, the woman called 911, but when the child learned she was contacting police, she suddenly left on foot, abandoning her bicycle at the intersection. The girl was last seen heading north on Bay Street from Salmon Street.
The girl is described as white, about 10 years old. She had brown hair and was wearing purple pajamas, a pink coat and a blue backpack. Police say she abandoned a pink "Next" girl's bicycle, "buttercup" model, which was recovered by officers on scene.
Police continue to search for the girl. Anyone with information is urged to call the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.