Elizabeth Shelley Utah police are searching for a 5-year-old girl who went missing from her family’s home .
Elizabeth Shelley was last seen with her uncle, 21-year-old Alex Whipple, who police said was the main suspect in the case. Paula Reid has more.
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(CNN) Police in Logan, Utah, are continuing their search for a 5-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s home over the weekend.
Elizabeth Shelley was last seen at home by her mother on Saturday at 2 a.m., according to Logan City Police Captain Tyson Budge.
Eight hours later, police were alerted that the girl was missing.
Also missing from the home that morning was 21-year-old Alexander Whipple, Elizabeth’s uncle, who police say is the main suspect in the case.
He had come to the family’s home for a visit on Friday night and was last seen around the same time as his niece.
Police found the girl’s uncle Saturday afternoon in the city of Hyrum, a 15-minute drive from Logan, Fox 13 reported. Police said he wasn’t with Shelley and was not cooperative.
“He was by himself; he failed to identify to the deputy that located him,” Logan City Police Department Capt. Tyson Budge told the news outlet. “My understanding was, he wasn’t being very cooperative.”
Police said Whipple had a criminal history and a drug problem, according to Fox 13.
“Officers are seeking additional search warrants and we are continuing to search for 5 year old Elizabeth Shelley,” the Logan City Police Facebook post said.
Police, volunteers, friends and family reportedly searched the area near Shelley’s home all day on Saturday.
“Any residents in the area between 300 South to 100 North and 300 West to 600 West that have video surveillance, including smart doorbells please check your videos and cameras specifically for the hours between 2 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 25, 2019,” Logan police said in a Facebook post.
“If anything is found, please don’t touch it and call dispatch immediately,” police officials said.
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