Update: 10:54 a.m.

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. — A New Hampshire Fish and Game official says the search for a missing 11-year-old girl is focused on the Connecticut River.

Lt. Douglas Gralenski said Wednesday a boat with an officer and a fishing guide is searching the river about a quarter of a mile from the home of Celina Cass in West Stewartstown.

He says the level of the river was lowered Tuesday to help with the search.

Fish and Game is assisting state police. Gralenski says the search has been scaled back from Tuesday because searchers have no fresh evidence about where to look.

A number of Vermont State Police troopers are in New Hampshire helping with the search.

Authorities say Cass was last seen at her home Monday night.

 

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. — State and federal law enforcement officials are searching the northern New Hampshire community of West Stewartstown for an 11-year-old girl.

Officials said Wednesday the search is continuing.

Authorities say Celina Cass was last seen at her home on Monday at about 9 p.m.

State police, fish and game and the U.S. Border Patrol is helping search the area looking for the girl.

On Tuesday, friends, family and neighbors handed out photos and posters of the missing girl.

Fish and Game Lt. Lt. Douglas Gralenski says officials are searching the residential area along the Connecticut River and in the woods surrounding the town.

Celina is described as being 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighs about 95 pounds, has hazel eyes and waist-length brown hair.

 

9:59 a.m.

Stepfather: Missing NH girl wouldn’t leave home

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — The stepfather of a missing 11-year-old girl in northern New Hampshire says it’s not like her to leave home on her own.

State and federal law enforcement officials are searching the community of West Stewartstown for Celina Cass. Authorities say she was last seen at her home on Monday at about 9 p.m.

Police say there’s no indication she ran away or someone took her, nor are there signs of a struggle.

Her stepfather, Wendell Noyes, said Wednesday Celina is a quiet girl. He says she would not leave home on her own.

State police, fish and game and the U.S. Border Patrol is helping search the area looking for the girl.

Friends, family and neighbors held a vigil Tuesday and handed out photos and posters of Celina.