INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A three-month-old girl is still missing on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
Investigators questioned a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of Janna Rivera, but they said he is not cooperating.
Rescuers spent eight hours searching for the baby within a five mile radius of the 4100 block of Candy Apple Boulevard.
Detectives cleared the scene Friday night after spending all day gathering evidence inside of the home where they believe Janna Rivera was last seen.
“We’re looking for a three-month-old child and that’s the utmost concern for us,” said officer Christopher Wilburn, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The search began when IMPD received a call from Janna Rivera’s mother early Friday morning. She told them that her daughter was missing and could be dead.
“Our primary concern right now is to find that three-month-old,” said Wilburn. “With that being said there are systems in place.”
Police quickly initiated a search in the air and on the ground. Divers searched the retention pond in the back yard and cadaver dogs were called in. Investigators said they were able to pick up a scent, but no trace of the girl was found.
People living in the neighborhood told 24-Hour News 8 that the family moved in not too long ago. They said it hasn’t even been a month yet.
One neighbor didn’t want to go on camera said he heard a lot of commotion Thursday night.
He’s not sure what they argued about, but said he’s praying for a happy ending.
“Whatever happens, I hope the baby is found unharmed,” said concerned neighbor.
Police hope they can find the baby girl alive and are asking for the public’s help.
If you know anything about this case you’re asked to call police.