Obviously, our main concern is for the well being of the little girl. I pray for her safe return.
It is so important that a child learns to tell a responsible adult that they are going outside of the house. Kids will be kids, but they need to be taught to be alert--that someone who seems nice, may not be very nice at all.
Children, who are not big enough and strong enough to thwart off an adult or teenager, should not be left intentionally unsupervised--EVER, FOR ANY REASON. Even, in groups with other children, they are not safe. You cannot be too careful. There are real, live monsters out there with crazy ideas.
No longer in Florida, California, and where ever--it has raised its ugly head in Monroe, Mi. Yes, it can happen anywhere, anytime.
In our adult world, we get so wrapped up in the happenings of the day that we sometimes forget our responsibilities to those little ones in our care.
Ronda, your idea about passing out flyers at the parade was an excellent idea. A good way to get a lot of people at one time. And, that may spur them on to help in the search, too.