FBI involved in search for missing 11-month-old girl from Plymouth

Indiana

PLYMOUTH, Ind. — The FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team is assisting with the search of a missing 11-month-old girl. Tuesday morning, the Plymouth Police Department held a news conference asking the public for any information that could help authorities find the little girl.

Mercedes Lain
Mercedes Lain

Mercedes Lain, the subject of an active Silver Alert right now, was last seen on Saturday in Mishawaka, Indiana with 37-year-old Justin Miller. On Monday, police found and arrested Miller on a state charge of neglect of a dependent. Police confirm Miller is being held in jail. But the little girl has yet to be found.

Police said the girls’ father, Kenny Lain, and mother, Tiffany Coburn, have both arrested for charges of neglect of a dependent.

On Tuesday police said tips indicated Mercedes had been seen in Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke County. The FBI said that Mercedes was last seen Saturday around 12:30 a.m. in Mishawaka.

Police say Mercedes is only two feet tall, weighs 19 pounds, and has blonde hair with brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white onesie with pink trim.

The Silver Alert was issued for both Mercedes Lain and Justin Lee Miller.

Anyone who knows anything about the whereabouts of little Mercedes is urged to immediately contact Plymouth police at at 574-936-2126, 911, their local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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