MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK, NY – A 9-year-old girl, Charlotte Sena, disappeared while on a family camping trip at Moreau Lake State Park in New York. The young girl was last seen riding her bike around the family’s picnic area on Saturday evening. Despite an extensive 18-hour search by law enforcement and volunteers, the child remains missing, prompting authorities to issue an Amber Alert.
Sena, a resident of Greenfield, NY, embarked on a solo bike ride around Loop A of the park at approximately 6:15 p.m. According to Governor Kathy Hochul, the young girl was eager to demonstrate her independence and maturity. However, when she failed to return after 15 minutes, her family grew concerned and initiated a search.
Upon discovering Sena’s bike on Loop A, the family alerted the police around 6:47 p.m. A search party of approximately 100 individuals, including state troopers, special ops, forest rangers, park police, and civilian volunteers, was quickly assembled. Despite their efforts, the child was not located within the park.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Mazzone of the New York State Police stated that an exhaustive 18-hour search of the park had been conducted. The police now believe that Sena is no longer in the park.
Sena is described as a white child with blond hair, standing 5-foot 1, and weighing 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing an orange tie-dye Pokemon shirt, dark blue pants, black Crocs, and a gray bike helmet. Officials have described the fourth grader as an intelligent and adventurous girl who was recently elected to her school’s student council.