Gaston County police, accompanied by state supplied bloodhounds, renewed their search Tuesday morning for a 3-year-old girl who was last seen at her home Monday afternoon. Searchers, including the department’s tactical unit, began rallying about 7 a.m., officials said.
The search for Jordan Ann Dumont had been suspended at 9:30 p.m. Monday, after darkness set in.
The child was last seen at about 1 p.m. Monday at her home in the 1900 block of Bess Town Road in Bessemer City, police said. Her caretaker realized she was missing and called 911 shortly after 3:30 p.m.
WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, reported the caretaker was the boyfriend of the child’s mother and he had fallen asleep while caring for one of two children in the home. The other child is accounted for.
Dumont is approximately 3’2” tall with curly blonde, shoulder length hair and blue/green eyes. She was last wearing a white shirt with Mickey or Minnie Mouse on the front and blue jean shorts.
The search for the girl included not only Gaston County Police, a state highway patrol helicopter, Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, local volunteer fire departments, Gaston Emergency Medical Services, and the NC Dept of Corrections K9 Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Gaston County Police at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.