A desperate search continues for an 8-year-old girl who failed to show up for school in Mitchell.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports that Kerra Wilson was last seen Wednesday morning, shortly before 8am when her stepfather dropped her off an at elementary school parking lot. School officials notified the family that Kerra never made it to her class. Family members reported her missing to law enforcement around 3pm.
Law enforcement began an immediate door-to-door search, along with a search of the rural area around Mitchell. The search included a patrol airplane and a trained search dog. The search is being conducted by the State Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, the Scotts Bluff County Community Emergency Response Team and the Mitchell Police Department. Others in the community have volunteered to help in the search.
“We have a little girl who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday morning,” said Nebraska State Patrol Lieutenant Monica Bartling in a written statement. “We are focused on finding Kerra and reuniting her with her family.”
The State Patrol reports a Team Adam consultant from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NEMEC) has also arrived in Mitchell to help in the search for Kerra.
The patrol issued the following description:
Kerra Wilson is an 8-year-old, white female with brown hair (with red streaks) and blue eyes, 4’2” tall, weighing 78 lbs. She was last seen wearing a sky blue short-sleeve shirt with white lettering, darker blue shorts, and twinkle toe shoes. She was possibly carrying a blue knapsack with “Kids Fitness & Nutrition Day” written on it in white lettering. Additional information and pictures can be found on the Nebraska State Patrol website through the Missing Persons Clearinghouse.
Anyone with information that may help in locating Kerra Wilson is asked to call the Nebraska State Patrol at (308) 632-1211.