Amber Alert canceled, missing 3-year-old Lenore found safe

Missing girl returned to family

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A 3-year-old girl last seen Tuesday in a home on Sewall Street in Augusta was found safe approximately 10 hours later, authorities say.

She was returned by one man who carried her into the police department - he was NOT China or Dollar, the two people who police believed Lenore was with.

Augusta police are hoping China and Dollar will return and help fill in some of the blanks. 

Maine State Police say they have identified the man who brought her in, but they will not release his name until Wednesday.  We do know he is an acquaintance of  Lenny's family.

Three-year-old Lenore Wilson, who goes by Lenny, was missing since around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, when crews responded to a medical emergency at her home on Sewall Street in Augusta. Police say Lenny was not at the apartment where she was supposed to be.  

NEWS CENTER will continue to follow this story - We could know more Wednesday afternoon. 

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UPDATE* 10/4 11p - Lenore Wilson has been safely returned to the Augusta Police Department, and went home with family members.

She was brought by one man who carried her in - he was NOT China or Dollar, the two people who police believed Lenore was with.

Lenore's grandmother and aunt were in the Augusta Police Department when the man walked in with Lenore.

All the child has told them is that she went on a long ride, jumped on a bed, took a bath, played a band-aid game, and got a "boo-boo" on her head.

Police say that they have identified that man who brought her into the department, but they will not release his name until Wednesday.

They are still piecing everything together and figuring out any formal charges.

"I want to thank everybody, too," said Lenore's grandmother Marjorie Lea. "People who didn't even know her...God is good. That's all I can say."

*UPDATE* 10/4 5:30p – Missing 3-year-old Lenore Wilson has been found safe. More details to follow.

Wilson was brought to the Augusta Police Department. It was not immediately clear how she got there.

Augusta PD said its investigation will continue.

The department thanked everyone who assisted and said the help from the public was "overwhelming."

UPDATE: State Police issued an AMBER ALERT for the missing Lenore Wilson on Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. They say she the 3-year-old has blonde hair, is 30 inches tall and weighs around 30 lbs. 

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Police say Lenny is with Fatima Gissentaner who goes by the nickname China. Gissentaner is a slim black woman who police say occasionally cares for Lenny.  The two were last seen at an Augusta apartment at 26 Sewall street. 

Police say Gissentaner, who is from New York, may be in with her boyfriend who goes by the street name "Dollar". 

If you have information about their whereabouts or Lenny's please call 911 or the Augusta Police at 207-620-8383

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UPDATE: Maine State Police say 3-year-old Lenore is most likely with 26-year-old Fatima Gissentaner who goes by the nickname of China. 

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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police are searching for a missing three-year-old girl. 

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Lenore Wilson, who goes by Lenny, has been missing since around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, when crews responded to a medical emergency at her home on Sewall Street in Augusta.

Police discovered that Lenny was not at the apartment where she was supposed to be.  

They are searching the area for Lenny and detectives began interviewing witnesses. 

Police believe the toddler is with a man and woman who were at the apartment earlier.

Police are asking anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Lenore or the identity of the people she may be with to contact the Augusta Police Department at 207-626-2370

 

 

 

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