Sheriff Randy Tucker held a press conference on Thursday in Canton regarding the disappearance of 2-year-old Myra Lewis. Myra has now been missing for 40 days.
"We are still following leads and tips from 10 to 12 different states but nothing new has come to fruition at this point," said Tucker. "I am upset that we have not been able to find Myra, but we still have reason to believe she is alive."
"We still need the public's help. Any tip, no matter how insignificant, could be that piece of information that helps get her home and that is the ultimate goal here."
Sheriff Tucker says he is humbled by having the best help in the country working on this case, but he is even more humbled by the fact that they haven't found her.
He asks that the media continue to keep her name and picture in the news in hopes of that one tip that will bring this case to an end.
Sheriff Tucker asks for the public to keep sending in tips as the search for Myra continues.
District Attorney Michael Guest told us that Ericka Lewis, mother of the missing toddler, and the rest of the family have been cooperative with the investigation.
Guest says that the probation violation charges against Ericka came forward during the result of an investigation.
He also adds that the probation revocation hearing is still set for May 19 and that a Grand Jury will be presented with evidence regarding a felon in possession of a firearm charge. Ericka has retained counsel, and the DA says discussion has begun between his office and her attorney.
Guest says in no way is the Sheriff using this charge against her, or trying to gain evidence from her while she is incarcerated.
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