Hundreds of volunteers joined the FBI Saturday to search for a 10-year-old who may have been abducted from an East Texas church.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported that volunteers included retirees and college students.
Kayla Gomez-Orozco of Tyler has been missing since Tuesday evening. She was with her mother at Bullard First Assembly Church in Bullard when she vanished.
Fox 4 Dallas reported Friday that a local crime stoppers posted a reward for information that leads to her discovery. The $60,000 reward includes $40,000 from a private donor.
The station reported that the small town of Tyler has embraced the missing girl’s family in a show of support.
“It's very nurturing, definitely. The support makes us feel a little bit better,” Kayla’s older brother Kenneth Gomez said. “But at the same time, it makes us realize that this is really happening. And it's not just a nightmare, it's reality.”
The FBI asked search volunteers to show up at Bullard High School at 7 a.m. Saturday.
FBI agent Thomas Class said Wednesday that Kayla is considered a missing person but that officials have not ruled out a possible abduction, KHOU-TV reported.
Kayla is also the subject of an Amber Alert that describes her as being 4-feet-tall and 90 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
The Morning Telegraph reported Friday that a police report shows Kayla’s disappearance was reported to police shortly after 8 p.m.
The report says a deputy found out a taco restaurant next door to the church had surveillance cameras but they were not working.