Police are looking for four 'persons of interest' in connection with the kidnapping of the 13-year-old girl from Lancaster.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday afternoon for 13-year-old Shavon Le'Feye Randle. Lancaster police believe she's in grave danger because someone called her family and told them they have her and are threatening to harm her.
Shavon is 5’5” and weighs 120 pounds. She had on a white t-shirt and blue basketball shorts when she was abducted.
Lancaster police say they want to question 26-year-old Darius Fields of Glenn Heights, 19-year-old Michael Titus of Dallas, 25-year-old Laporshya Polley of Dallas, and 24-year-old Devontae Owens of Dallas. Police believe they may have information in Shavon's disappearance.
The suspect vehicle is a white four-door sedan with damage to the rear passenger-side quarter panel.
Every minute that passes by seems like an eternity for the Randle family. The missing girl's aunt says they have complete faith in God and investigators that Shavon will be found safe.
The 13-year-old was last seen around 10 a.m. Wednesday. She’s described as a fun-loving, sweet girl who, her aunt says, knows better than to talk to strangers.
Family and friends have been gathering outside a relative’s home located off Southridge Drive where police believe Shavon was kidnapped around 10: 30 a.m. Her family says she lives with her parents but was staying over at an aunt's house caring for a disabled cousin. Police have not said whether the two were alone or someone else was with them.
It was around 10:45 a.m. when a family member says they got a call from an unknown man saying he had Shavon and was threatening to harm her. That family member called 911.
“It's the most horrible thing in the world. That’s somebody's child. That's my niece. That’s somebody’s sister,” said Latoya Randle. “Like I said, she's innocent. She's just a kid doing what kids do. She hasn't done anything to anybody to deserve this. I have no idea who would even think to take her. That's what makes the waiting the hardest part because we don't know a lot. We're just kind of getting bits and pieces. We just want to know she's coming home.
Randle pleaded to Shavon’s kidnapper to bring her home.
“I just want you to know that your family loves you. We believe that you're coming home,” she said. “And whoever has her, she hasn't done anything to anybody. Please let her come home.”
Laura Roberts, one of Shavon's aunts, says the support from the community has been a source of great comfort for her family. But she says what they are lacking is answers.
"There's been thousands and thousands of prayers and positive feedback," she said. "But we haven't heard anything else. Everything is kind of at a standstill. We're just waiting to her from her. We want her to return home."
The detective handling the case says there was no sign of forced entry at the home where Shavon was last seen. They said the suspect made several calls to the family member in a short period of time, but those calls since stopped.
The detective would not say what type of demands the suspect was making. The FBI is working with Lancaster police to figure out where that call came from and establish a timeline of events.
Anyone who may see the vehicle or Shavon is urged not to approach but rather call 911 or call the Lancaster Police Department at 972-218-2711. The FBI Tip Hotline is (800) 225-5324.