This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," June 27, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS GUEST HOST: Tonight, Vermont issuing its first ever Amber Alert and it is for a 12-year-old girl. The FBI is now joining the search, and new surveillance video of the child has just been released.
I'm Megyn Kelly, in for Greta Van Susteren.
And here is what we know tonight. Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., Brooke Bennett is dropped off at a convenience store in Randolph, Vermont. This is videotape of Brooke at that store with her uncle at the cash register. Since then, Brooke has disappeared.
Earlier today, police in Vermont spoke about the case.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yesterday morning, items of clothing, as you know, were found off of Route 65 in Brookfield in the vicinity of the so-called "floating bridge." After further development in the investigation, the state police became reasonably assured mid-afternoon yesterday that those items of clothing belong to Brooke. As a result, the first ever Vermont Amber Alert was issued at approximately 5:25 p.m.
Since then, the state police and other law enforcement agencies have received numerous phone calls from law enforcement agencies and other people from across the country. Detectives have been following up on those leads overnight. The focus of the Amber Alert is for the purpose of alerting the widest geographic area we can that Brooke is missing in hopes that Brooke will be seen somewhere and reported to us.
The last known sighting of Brooke occurred on Wednesday morning in the area of the Village Laundromat in the village of Randolph, Vermont, and/or Dunkin' Donuts in the village of Randolph, Vermont. The time was somewhere between 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
It's absolutely crucial -- and I can't emphasize this enough as the director of the state police -- that anyone who was in the village of Randolph on Wednesday morning between 9:30 and 11:00 o'clock, even if you don't think you saw something, we encourage you to contact us.
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KELLY: Well, joining us now on the phone is Brooke Bennett's father, James Bennett. Good evening to you, James.
JAMES BENNETT, FATHER OF MISSING GIRL: Good evening.
KELLY: You hear the police there saying that they have received some calls, some potential leads throughout the day today. What do you know tonight? Are they telling you about any promising leads?
BENNETT: No. I haven't heard anything more than was put out in the press conference.
KELLY: All right, James. And you haven't heard a word from Brooke.
KELLY: Did she have a cell phone?
BENNETT: I know she has one, but her mother said she left it at home.
KELLY: OK. So she, as far as you know, would have no means of contacting you in terms of, you know, Blackberry, pager, phone of any kind.
KELLY: Has she -- has she ever run away before, James?
KELLY: No problems with her along those lines?
BENNETT: No, not -- no. I mean, there's been a couple of times when, after school, she went to a friend's house instead of coming home, but not -- it wasn't anything like this at all.
KELLY: You know, the police said earlier that she was communicating with a, quote, "unknown individual" on line. Do you know anything about that person?
KELLY: What are they telling you about that?
BENNETT: Nothing. Nothing other than what's in the -- what was released in the press conference.
KELLY: We spoke earlier on my morning show, and you said you were concerned about Brooke's -- about the friends that she was adding to her MySpace account, and that's when you shut her access down, but she logged on again. What types of friends were on there, James? Tell us what you mean by that.
BENNETT: They were -- they were just kids, but they were -- they weren't anybody that we knew or could verify, and we didn't like the looks of their pages, for whatever reason -- you know, one reason or another. And just our instincts told us not to allow it.
KELLY: And have you spoken with Brooke's friends? Do they have any idea what's happened to her?
BENNETT: No. Anybody that we've talked to doesn't have any idea.
KELLY: How much money do you think she had on her?
BENNETT: I have no idea.
KELLY: What would be typical for Brooke?
BENNETT: Very little.
KELLY: And do you know whether -- did she buy anything -- when she went into that Cumberland Farms with her uncle, did she purchase anything with him?
BENNETT: I don't know.
KELLY: What is the uncle saying, James, about all this?
BENNETT: I don't know. I haven't talked to him.
KELLY: Are you surprised that he -- because he took her there. She said that she was going to meet a friend and then go visit that friend's relative in the hospital. They now believe, of course, that's not true.
KELLY: You know, are you surprised that the uncle brought her there and left her there, without making sure she got in with the friend?
BENNETT: Yes, that would definitely be question I would ask him if I were to talk to him.
KELLY: How is he related to you?
BENNETT: He's Brooke's mother's brother-in-law.
KELLY: OK. And has Brooke's mother spoken with him? I know that you are separated.
BENNETT: I don't know.
KELLY: James, if Brooke is out there tonight, if she's watching this, what do you want her to know?
BENNETT: I want her to know that we love her. We're not mad at her. We want her home. If she's where she can call, call us. We'll come get you anywhere. It doesn't matter.
KELLY: Yes. And if you have any information that you can help James or the Bennetts with, you can see the number on your screen. That's the number to call the Vermont State Police. You can also call your local authorities with any information about where Brooke Bennett is tonight. James, all the best to you.
BENNETT: Thank you.
KELLY: Thanks so much.
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