Officials issued an AMBER Alert for Rebecca Lewis, 4, that spanned several states after she was abducted from her Florida home over the weekend.
A family friend, named West Wild Hogs, and the girl were both spotted at a gas station in Forsythe, Ga. on Saturday night, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook update. The girl appeared to be unharmed.
“Rebecca was in good health. She can be seen wearing a pink dress and he was wearing a light colored t-shirt and blue jeans. He is still driving a 2012 Grey Nissan Versa 4-door with Alabama Handicapped plate: 4JL26 (reported as stolen out of Alabama),” the update reads.
“They are still at large. It is unknown what direction of travel they were going, except that they were obviously driving north from Florida,” it adds.
Wild Hogs, who until recently was named Matthew Clark Pybus, showed up at the family home unexpectedly and stayed the night, Bay 9 News reported.
The family then reported both Wild Hogs and Rebecca missing, and police speculated that the two were together. The reason for the abduction is not known.
Rebecca’s 16-year-old sister saw her last sleeping at 9 a.m., and at 9:45 a.m., she work up and the girl wasn’t in bed. “According to the parents of Rebecca, they searched the area for over an hour before calling law enforcement,” the sheriff’s department said.
“Once deputies arrived they conducted multiple searches of the residence and conducted a house by house search of the park with negative results,” it added. “Sheriff’s Office K-9 and bloodhound responded and conducted searches with negative results. The PCSO helicopter also responded to assist deputies with the search.”
Those with information about their whereabouts should call 1-877-419-0934.