POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and FDLE are still working to find 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis.
She was last seen around 9 a.m. yesterday when her 16-year-old sister saw her sleeping in her bed. The sister fell back asleep and when she woke up at 9:45 a.m., the little girl was gone. The family searched frantically for the girl and called police around 11 a.m.
Investigators say she is with 31-year-old West Hogs. Hogs is a long-time family friend but he has been out of the picture for the last year or so. He showed up on Friday to Rebecca’s grandmother’s house, Oma Mae Lewis, in Polk City.
According to WRBL in Columbus, GA, citing local law enforcement, Hogs may be headed to Russell County. The Seale native has a hunting trailer in Russell County as well.
A witness told investigators they saw Rebecca and West Hogs at the McDonalds across from the Lazy Dazy Retreat RV/Mobile Home on Highway 98 North around 9:30 Saturday morning. After the AMBER Alert was issued, authorities saw West Hogs and Rebecca at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia, just off of I-75 around 6:30 Saturday night. Surveillance images show the two together and Rebecca appears to be in good health. Since then, there hasn’t been any more sightings of the two.
Deputies need your help locating Rebecca Lewis. West Hogs took off in his mother’s car without her permission. Investigators believe Hogs is still driving a 2012 grey Nissan Versa 4-door with Alabama handicapped plates. The license plate number is: 4JL26. Deputies are still stationed at the RV/Mobile home park and say they plan to be here at least through tonight or until they can find the 4-year-old girl. If you have any tips, you’re asked to call the tipline at 1-877-419-0934.