Missing 4-year-old girl in Indiana is in ‘extreme danger’


Indiana police are searching for a missing 4-year-old girl who was reported astray from her home nearly 24 hours ago and is in extreme danger.

Fiedwenya Fiefe was last seen around 1 p.m. after leaving her home in the Legacy Farms neighborhood of Plainfield, 17 miles southwest of Indianapolis, authorities said.

Fiedwenya is autistic and non-verbal so she may not be able to seek help, Plainfield Deputy Chief Joe Aldridge told reporters Friday morning as the search entered its second day.

The Plainfield Police Department shared this photo of missing 4-year-old Fiedwenya Fiefe.

Plainfield Police Department

“She has a habit of leaving the residence unattended, but they usually find her quickly and get her back,” Aldridge said.

The state issued a Silver Alert, alerting the public to missing and endangered adults or children, for Fiedwenya, who noted that she “would be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.”

Dozens of first responders are searching for Fiedwenya, mostly focusing on her neighborhood as well as two nearby, Aldridge said.

PHOTO: Police are looking for missing 4-year-old Fiedwenya Fiefe in Plainfield, Indiana, September 1, 2022.

Police are looking for missing 4-year-old Fiedwenya Fiefe in Plainfield, Ind., September 1, 2022.

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The girl is drawn to water and there are about 14 ponds at Legacy Farms and a nearby neighborhood that they are actively looking for, he said. Drones, rescue dogs, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft and sonar are being used in the search, police said.

No foul play is suspected at this time, Aldridge said.

“The family, as you can imagine, is very devastated,” he said. “They are cooperating with our agency.”

PHOTO: Police are looking for missing 4-year-old Fiedwenya Fiefe in Plainfield, Indiana, September 1, 2022.

Police are looking for missing 4-year-old Fiedwenya Fiefe in Plainfield, Ind., September 1, 2022.

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Police have asked area residents to check their property for the missing child as well as any exterior home video. Fiedwenya was captured in footage of a resident walking down her street on Thursday shortly after the family reported her missing to police, Aldridge said.

Police described Fiedwenya as a black girl, 3ft 5in tall and weighing 35lbs. She was last seen wearing a long pink dress or nightgown, police said. Authorities are asking anyone who knows her whereabouts to call 317-839-8700.

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