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Madison Sheriff Following Leads In Search For Missing Toddler

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Investigators are being tight-lipped about their search for a Madison county toddler missing since the weekend.

The Madison County sheriff Randy Tucker was joined by FBI special agent in charge Dan McMullen for a Tuesday afternoon news conference, where Tucker revealed they're following leads in the ongoing search for 2 year-old Myra Lewis.

She disappeared from her home in the rural Camden community more than three days ago.  

“I don’t want to specify and leads until we have a chance to follow those up. I will tell you there are areas of things we’re looking at,” Sheriff Tucker said.  

The girl’s family has been cooperating with investigators, according to Tucker.   

Also on Tuesday, an FBI evidence response team spent the day taking photographs and later loaded four small evidence bags from the family's mount pilgrim road home into a truck.

Officials refused to say what was in the bags.  

“We will start at where the child was last seen. Obviously we have evidence response teams going to the location and recovering evidence,” said McMullen.  

And close to a dozen Mississippi highway patrol SUVs, said to be part of the agency’s track team, headed out from the sheriff’s department to the search location.

Meantime, regular folks like 83 year-old Herman Burrell and retired state employee William Primer, came out to help look for Myra.

“I want the child to be found and in good health. I got two kids of my own. I would thank the good lord if somebody would come help if something happened to mine," said Primer.

Primer told us Tuesday it was the third straight day he came down from his home in Pickens to the place where more than 300 searchers have trod since the weekend.

An Amber Alert remains in effect, as authorities appeal to the public for help.

“Any piece of information that you have, we need those calls we need to get this little girl back to her family they love her, they miss her, and want to get her home,” the sheriff said.   

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