San Antonio billboards set up in search for missing 3-year-old who vanished from playground
Lina Sadar Khil was on a playground at her family's apartment complex when she disappeared Monday evening
Volunteers and private companies are pitching in to help with the search for missing 3-year-old Lina Sadar Khil, who vanished from a playground at her family's apartment complex in San Antonio on Monday evening.
Kenjoh Outdoor, an advertising company with digital billboards throughout the United States, put up two billboards in San Antonio on Wednesday at no cost after sarch activists contacted them.
"Nothing like this has ever come across our desks," Jake Levine, a salesperson at Kenjoh, told Fox News. "I'm really happy to play a small part."
HEB, a supermarket chain in Texas, has provided food and other supplies to law enforcement as they search for Lina, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Wednesday.
"The community at large has been very, very helpful in our efforts to find Lina," McManus said.
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Lina's mother was watching her on a playground at the Villas del Cabo apartment complex in northwestern San Antonio on Monday evening when the 3-year-old disappeared.
She was reported missing a couple of hours later and the Texas Department of Public Safety sent out an amber alert that evening, calling her an "abducted child."
Lina's father, Riaz Sardar Khil, told KENS-TV through a translator that his family settled in San Antonio two years ago after fleeing from "threats that were posed to us" in Afghanistan.
"During our entire lives we have not been as saddened as we were yesterday and today," the father told the local news outlet.
McManus said that law enforcement is sparing "no assets" in trying to find Lina.
"We have every available asset at the police department working on this case right now," McManus told reporters on Tuesday.
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The FBI and local law enforcement officers are going door-to-door and searching every room at the family's apartment complex. Helicopters could be seen overhead on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The San Antonio Police Department said Lina is about 4 feet tall, weighs 55 pounds, and was last seen wearing a red dress, black jacket, and black shoes.