Where is Ana Lee?
Posted by KindraLore on November 15, 2007
11/14/07 6:55PM UPDATE: HAPPY ENDING! Ana Lee has been found safe.PS – Thanks to Anonymous for the heads up!
Volunteer finds Chandler girl who was missing
Police set up a command post and 100 volunteers searched a south Chandler neighborhood Wednesday, fearing the worst. But when the 13-year-old Chandler girl missing since the end of school Tuesday was found unharmed nearly 24 hours later, she told police she had wandered all night because she was afraid of facing her parents with bad grades.
The girl was found at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday a half-mile from her home by a member of a search party formed by her family and church members, said Sgt. Rick Griner, a Chandler Police spokesman.
The volunteer was passing out fliers and saw a girl matching the description, Griner said. “(The volunteer) asked her if it was her and she said yes,” Griner said. “They called the police.” Police said the girl had walked from Santan Junior High and wandered the rural area nearby all day and night.
Thirteen year old Ana Lee was last seen Tuesday afternoon after classes ended at Santan Junior High in south Chandler, AZ.When Ana did not return home, her family reported her missing around 6:20PM last night.
No Amber Alert has been issued because the circumstances do not fit the criteria for issuing one.
Police Chief Sgt. Rick Griner stated Ana only took a backpack to school and no belongings were missing from her home. He also stated that Ana’s disappearance may be connected to the Chandler serial rapist.
The Chandler serial rapist has attacked five girls ages 12-14 in the Chandler area since June of 2006. Police have released a sketch of the suspect and there is a $25,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s with a muscular build, thin moustache and black hair.
Ana is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 113 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing and orange sweatshirt with a black t-shirt underneath, blue jeans and white and pink tennis shoes.
Pictured above: Sketch of Chandler Serial Rapist