Police seek help in renewed 1984 case of missing toddler

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A little girl wandered from the scene of a fire in 1984 only to disappear.

Local media reports New Orleans police have revived efforts to find Remona Brown, with the public's help. Police on Wednesday released composite images of Brown, who would now be 37, seeking tips.

Brown disappeared from her home in the Algiers neighborhood of Louisiana 34 years ago. Police said in a news release Wednesday that two young boys died in the blaze, but seven other children survived. The release says Brown's older sister told investigators that the then-3-year-old wandered away while the siblings were huddled outside.

She said a man and woman in a bronze or brown-colored vehicle stopped at the scene and asked if the children needed help, before speeding off with Brown.

She hasn't been heard from since.

WWL-TV reports investigators at the time searched through the charred house multiple times looking for the girls' remains and searched the surrounding areas but found nothing.

Deputy Louisiana State Fire Marshal Brant Thompson told the television station it's likely there would have been something left of the young girl for investigators to find.

"It's really inconceivable to think that in a house fire, all that existed of a human being, even a child between the ages of 3 and 4, would be completely consumed by that fire," Thompson said.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com