Update: Charlotte Sena, who went missing, was found alive on Monday after a three-day search. There were reports that she was kidnapped from a campground in upstate New York. The police have arrested a suspect.
The mystery deepens when 9-year-old Charlotte Sena remains missing for almost two days since her disappearance. During a Saturday night camping trip with family and friends, Charlotte disappeared from Moreau Lake State Park in Saratoga County, New York. She disappeared after going on a bike ride near her camp.
What happened to Carlota?
Nine-year-old Charlotte Sena disappeared from Moreau Lake State Park in New York on a Saturday night. New York State Police issued an Amber Alert to help find her, urging anyone who sees Charlotte to call 911.
An online campaign called ‘Find Charlotte’ was also started on social media to aid her safe return.
On Saturday night, Charlotte was camping with her family and friends at Moreau Lake State Park. She and her friends went for a bike ride around the camp.
While traveling with her friends for a while, Charlotte went for a walk alone and strangely disappeared.
Yesterday, 9-year-old Charlotte Sena went missing in Moreau State Park. For more than 18 hours, teams of @nyspolice, @NYstateparks Police, rangers, UAS and URT have been searching the area. My heart goes out to Charlotte’s family and loved ones as she continues the search. pic.twitter.com/HGsjb3Rktf
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) October 1, 2023
Her parents became concerned when she didn’t return within 15 minutes, so they called the police.
“Yesterday, 9-year-old Charlotte Sena went missing at Moreau State Park. For over 18 hours, teams from @nyspolice, @NYstateparks Police, Forest Rangers, UAS and URT have been searching the location. My heart goes out to the Charlotte’s family and loved ones as the search continues,” New York State Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted.
***AMBER ALERT UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** SHARE! NYSP has activated an AMBER Alert for a child abduction that occurred near Moreau Lake State Park in Gansevoort, New York, around 6:45 pm on 09/30/2023. Anyone with information is asked to call NYSP at (518) 457-6811 or dial 911. pic.twitter.com/vE6YGbdDP9
— New York State Police (@nyspolice) October 1, 2023
Meanwhile, police have expressed concern that Charlotte may have been kidnapped.
I can’t stop thinking about this sweet little boy. Charlotte Sena has been missing for more than 24 hours. She was abducted from Moreau Lake State Park in New York. Please send her prayers, good wishes, good vibes, whatever she does, so that she returns home unharmed. 🤍 pic.twitter.com/hoZ0chDzQe
– Rosa (@901Lulu) October 2, 2023
They describe Charlotte as a 4-foot-6 girl who weighs about 90 pounds. She was wearing a pink and orange Pokémon shirt and dark blue pants when she disappeared.
Interacting with the media, New York State Governor Hochul said: “We will leave no stone, no table, no overturned branch, untouched and unexamined in our quest to find Charlotte.”
‘Our hearts go out to the Sena family’: School district reacts to Charlotte’s disappearance from New York. A frantic search is underway and the FBI joins forces to bring Charlotte home safely. The New York State Police, Rangers, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) and URT (Underwater Recovery Team) are already searching for her, using advanced technology such as drones. Bloodhounds and diving teams have also been deployed in the search operation. Police suspect that Charlotte may have been abducted near the Moreau Lake State Park campground, and an Amber Alert was issued due to concerns for her safety, with authorities believing she is in “imminent danger of suffering serious harm and/or death”.
According to police, Charlotte is a 4-foot-6 girl who weighs approximately 90 pounds.
She was wearing a pink and orange Pokémon t-shirt and dark blue pants when she disappeared. Charlotte’s aunt, Jene Lucianai-Sena, has made a heartfelt appeal to the public for her to help find the missing girl.
In a TikTok video, Jene expressed: “There is no information we can give at this time, but if you can continue to share his photo and pray, that is truly the best thing our family can ask for right now.”
— 𝕏 🕵🏻♀️🦋L̤̮E̤̮G̤̮🅰️C̤̮Y̤̮🦋🕵🏻♀️ 𝕏 (@iamlegacy23) October 2, 2023
“If you know anything, please contact the New York State Police. If you know anyone in the area, any information would help with their investigations.” Jené added.
Charlotte is in fourth grade in the Corinth Central School District at her elementary school. The school said, “The district is focused on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Our hearts go out to the Sena family.”
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