PLEASE REBLOG! The police are opting not to issue an Amber Alert and we have to look for her ourselves. The girl missing is from the area I’m in - Her name is Hiawayi Robinson.
PRICHARD, AL -
Update: 3:30pm: Prichard Police say a helicopter will be brought in to help search.
Update: 2:45pm: Prichard Police have started an “organized knock and talk” going door to door in the apartment complex. Chief Michael Rowland says residents are cooperating. He has contacted the U.S. Marshal’s and FBI to get additional resources on a federal level and to expand the search and investigation. KlaasKids Search and Rescue Foundation, Mobile County Sheriff’s K-9 unit and Mobile Police are also aiding Prichard Police in the search. Police have not ruled out that this may be domestic related.
Update 11:32am: Prichard Police just wrapped up a press conference about the disappearance of Hiawaya D’iland Robinson. The search is being focused in the 1 mile area around St. Stephen’s Woods Apartments. The child was going to see her dad last night. Investigators are saying they consider this to be a domestic situation. They do not believe she is in danger at this point.
A mother is desperate to find her little girl who has been missing since Tuesday evening.
9-year old Hiawayi Robinson was last seen around 4:30pm at the St. Stephens Woods Apartment complex.
Her mother, Yosha Populus, says Hiawayi was going over to her cousin’s apartment in the same complex. Hiawayi’s dad had called and told her he was headed there.
But according to Populus, the cousin says Hiawayi never made it there.
Populus says Hiawayi knows to always be home by dark. When the little girl never showed up, they called Prichard Police and started searching.
"I went in every breezeway and was screaming her name, calling for her, knocking on doors and nobody has seen her," said Populus.
Melanie Baldwin, the Public Information Officer for Prichard, confirms this is a missing person’s case. Baldwin says investigators do not believe Hiawayi was abducted or is in danger. Populus says police interviewed her, Hiawayi’s father and Hiawayi’s grandmother.
Populus just wants her daughter home safe.
"They will not put an Amber Alert out for my daughter, They say you need a little bit more time. I don’t feel like I have time. I need things to go in action right now. I want her back, I want her unharmed."
According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety website, there is a criteria that must be met before an Amber Alert can be issued. That list includes that the child has been abducted, is at serious risk of harm or death and there is enough descriptive information of the child, abductor and/or a vehicle to help locate the child.
"I want my baby home, please help me get my baby home, " said Populus.
If you think you’ve seen Hiawayi Robinson, call police.