The search for a missing Baton Rouge toddler believed to be in “imminent danger” was expanded statewide late Friday.
On Saturday morning, BRPD spokesman Sgt. L’jean McKneely said authorities were still looking for Nevaeh Allen. He said the FBI had joined the search “because of the nature of the investigation, involving a missing 2-year-old.”
The girl was last seen around 1 p.m. after her stepfather set her down for a nap in their Belaire neighborhood home, according to Louisiana State Police.
When her siblings returned from school a few hours later, police said the apartment door was open and Nevaeh was gone.
“She is believed to be in imminent danger,” LSP said.
Nevaeh is described as a Black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is about 33 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds.
Police say the girl was last seen without shoes and wearing a yellow dress with pineapples.
Police urge anyone who knows where to find the girl to call the Baton Rouge Police Department at (225) 389-2000 or 911.