Amber Alert: NY authorities say missing 9-year-old in ‘imminent danger’

Published: Oct. 1, 2023 at 7:36 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2023 at 11:19 PM EDT
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GANSEVOORT, N.Y. (WCAX) - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old girl who police believe was abducted near Moreau Lake State Park in New York.

Charlotte Sena was taken while riding her bike on Saturday at around 6:45 p.m.

Police are looking for Charlotte Sena, 9, who is believed to be in "imminent danger."
Police are looking for Charlotte Sena, 9, who is believed to be in "imminent danger."(National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

She and her family were camping in an area of the park known as “Loop A.” She had been riding her bike with friends but decided to do one more loop alone, and didn’t return. Minutes later, her family called 911.

New York State Police initiated a search that lasted for hours, employing dogs, drones and boats.

Police found her bicycle, but not Charlotte.

“Following our exhaustive search of the park, we took that, that step of issuing the Amber Alert because we felt that after that exhaustive search, when we couldn’t find her here, it was quite possible that an abduction had taken place,” New York State Police Lt. Col. Richard Mazzone said.

Authorities believe she is in “imminent danger of serious harm and or death.”

Charlotte is described as white with long blonde hair. She is 5 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighs about 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing an orange tie-dye Pokémon shirt, dark blue pants, black Crocs and a gray bike helmet.

Moreau Lake State Park is closed until further notice. Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or the New York State Police.