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Command center set up in search for 2-year-old Myra Lewis

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The search for 2-year-old Myra Lewis, missing since Saturday, continued on Thursday. Multiple agencies, including the FBI, Madison Deputies, the Madison Police Department have set up at a  church about a mile from where the little girl went missing.

We're told there is a limited ground search going on today. Officers were seen posted up, and patrolling Mt. Pilgrim road throughout the day, and stopped to search one property on foot.

It's a different scene from Wednesday when almost 50 officers trekked through wooded areas in the search. It seems to indicate a shift in how officials are investigating the case.

Sources close to the investigation say reports that Myra had been found on social media, were untrue.

Wednesday, officials halted the search for Lewis around 5 p.m. There was a large presence of Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers and Wildlife officials searching the woods near the home where the child went missing.

In the afternoon, officials moved the grid search over to the adjacent property. A boat also arrived to help with the search.

On Tuesday afternoon, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said he is not ruling out anything in the case, and that abduction reports were false.

He also said the family is cooperating in the investigation and leads are coming in.

The Tuesday news conference was brief, and just before it started 11 cars of MHP troopers and Madison County Sheriff's Deputies left headquarters headed toward Camden.

"We're gonna continue to follow leads as they come in and continue to search areas of concern to us .  We're analyzing everything we've done to this point and going over that with a fine tooth comb," said Sheriff Tucker.

Dan McMullen said, "We're looking for little Myra whether we call it an abduction, missing what have you we want to know where she is and we don't know right now."

Investigators are still following up on leads, and ask the public to provide them with any information on the case.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues its Amber Alert for Lewis. Myra's parents believe she was abducted this past weekend.

Myra was last seen on Saturday at 10 am at her home in Camden. She was last seen wearing a turquoise sweater with a bear on the front and khaki pants.

She's about 34 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department says Myra's father was watching an infant child inside when Myra and several other kids went outside to play. The sheriff's department says they received a phone call about Myra missing around 4 on Saturday afternoon.

Since that time, 4 square miles around the house have been searched.

Late Wednesday, a Madison Sheriff's Department Deputy was posted outside the Lewis home.
 
Officers entered the home briefly and then left, possibly with members of the family.   It's unknown why they were there.

If you have any information on Myra's whereabouts, please call 855-642-5378.

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