Search continues for missing 9-year-old girl

Posted at 3:10 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 07:12:29-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The search continues for a missing 9-year-old girl that was last seen in Fort Myers Sunday.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says Diana Alvares disappeared from her home in the 3000 block of Unique Circle in the San Carlos Park community of Lee County early Sunday morning.

A woman who identified herself as Diana’s aunt, called Fox 4 and said the family first noticed Diana was missing when they were getting ready to go to church Sunday morning.  She insists Diana would not leave the home alone.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the situation does not meet the criteria required by law to put out an Amber Alert.

Authorities describe Diana as a 96 pound Hispanic female, 4’4” with dark hair, brown eyes and two scars on one of her legs. She was wearing an unknown color shirt, blue bottoms and may be carrying a green blanket with a flower print.

Monday, a “Parent Link” was issued by the Lee County Schools System in English and Spanish in an attempt to reach out to even more potential witnesses for any information concerning Diana’s disappearance.

“My dedicated team and I, coupled with our law enforcement partners, will leave no stone unturned until we have brought resolution to this potentially grave situation,” says Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott.

Please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office with any information by calling  239-477-1000.  Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES(274637) keyword: REWARD.