I know something like this does not happen often in Monroe, but being a resident of Florida.. you see this a lot...
I talked to my ground zero this evening, a family member on Meadow Drive. They (people, LE, dogs, helicopters) have been searching all over.. the woods, the fields.. all around everywhere..
I know from participating in several organized searches myself.. Law Enforcement do like to let the dogs and officers search immediate areas first, before allowing a bunch of people to look on their own..
It is not unusual for the going over every inch search of fields and woods by organized citizen volunteer searches to start 48 to 72 hours after the missing child, because when it gets to looking in areas like that.. you are really not looking for a lost child anymore.
Now I have seen on the videos, talked to relatives.. been watching all the chatter.. people have been out searching in these areas.. I hope that someone has told them how to search. I say this because people mean well.. we all want to find this little girl..
However; you need to be careful, because if she is found and is not alive, the forensic evidence could be compramised by people meaning to do a good deed.. even if it is foot prints.. that are trampled by searchers.. you don't want to lose that evidence..
So just a gentle reminder not to take matters into your own hands.. becareful , look where you are going and if you see anything out of the ordinary, there should be someone from law enforcement to notify in your search party before you touch or move anything... the FBI, State Police.. everyone is there..