TX LINA SARDAR KHIL: Missing from San Antonio, TX - 20 Dec 2021 - Age 3

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AMBER Alert issued for 3-year-old out of San Antonio​

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl out of San Antonio on Monday.

San Antonio police are asking for the public's help in finding Lina Sardar Khil who was last seen around 5 p.m. at the 9400 Block of Fredericksburg Road before she was abducted.

Police said Khil has straight, shoulder-length hair and was last seen in a ponytail with a black jacket, red dress, and black shoes.


AMBER Alert issued for 3-year-old girl missing from San Antonio​

Authorities are searching for a three-year-old girl missing from San Antonio.

According to an AMBER Alert issued Monday night, Lina Sardar Khil was last seen around 5 p.m. on the 9400 block of Fredericksburg Road. Authorities said she was last seen wearing a black jacket, a red dress, and black shoes. She has straight, shoulder-length hair, last seen in a ponytail.


MEDIA - LINA SARDAR KHIL: Missing from San Antonio, TX since 20 Dec 2021 - Age 3
 
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GrandmaBear

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This is two in the last day or few that are being called an abduction with no reason given for thinking that. And this one has no vehicle or suspect and is an Amber Alert so something is apparently changing or has changed. More power to them if it gets an Amber Alert for each child or a more serious and nationwide alert of any kind. I have hardly been on here so for me to notice that it saying something--meaning something has changed apparently.

That recent teenager was another, although no Amber Alert I don't think, they called it an abduction and I think said grave danger if I recall.

I pray this child like all is found safe and the sooner the better.
 

RoundPeg

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This is two in the last day or few that are being called an abduction with no reason given for thinking that. And this one has no vehicle or suspect and is an Amber Alert so something is apparently changing or has changed. More power to them if it gets an Amber Alert for each child or a more serious and nationwide alert of any kind. I have hardly been on here so for me to notice that it saying something--meaning something has changed apparently.

That recent teenager was another, although no Amber Alert I don't think, they called it an abduction and I think said grave danger if I recall.

I pray this child like all is found safe and the sooner the better.
Each state sets their own parameters for Amber alerts.
 

GrandmaBear

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Each state sets their own parameters for Amber alerts.
Yes, I know but that's what I mean, I am pretty sure these are different parameters than a few states had before. Not sure but if so, it is a good thing, I'd rather see them used for all missing kids if it can be done and err on the side of caution.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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'We are not stopping': San Antonio police continue search efforts for missing 3-year-old girl​

SAPD Chief William McManus said in a news conference Tuesday morning the child was playing on a playground with her mother at her apartment complex in the 9400 block of Fredericksburg Road. Her mother left the playground area for a short time and came back and found her daughter was gone, McManus said.

He added there were other adults with their children when the mother left for that short time. McManus said both parents are cooperating in the investigation.

McManus stressed officers are going door to door, searching cars, and asking the FBI for assistance to find Khil. He said they will continue to work 24 hours a day due to the suspicious nature of the disappearance and the length of time she's been missing.

"We will continue this until, hopefully, we find Lina but we are not stopping," McManus said. "This will be continuous. We've got a command line set up and we're continuing to do this for the long haul if that's necessary."
 

GrandmaBear

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There were other adults there? No one worried if a 3 year old wandered off or if someone other than her mother grabbed her? I wonder what a short time is.

I'm not getting at anything here other than questioning if there were other adults one would think there might be a suspect or at least vague vehicle description by the other adults and a bit more info.
 

Guess Who

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There were other adults there? No one worried if a 3 year old wandered off or if someone other than her mother grabbed her? I wonder what a short time is.

I'm not getting at anything here other than questioning if there were other adults one would think there might be a suspect or at least vague vehicle description by the other adults and a bit more info.
or was it such a common occurance that nobody thought anything about it?
 

kdg411

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Police also were seeking any video feeds available that could show who was on the property Monday afternoon.

"We are not stopping at the end of a shift. This will be continuous" until the 3-year-old is found, McManus said. "We're not waiting for others. We have a command bus. We will do this for the long haul if necessary."

He said the girl's parents were cooperating, but there was initially a language barrier because the mother speaks an uncommon Arabic dialect. "Their state is what you might expect for parents whose child has been missing for some time," McManus said.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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So Lina was with her mother at the apartment complex playground. This appears to be a pretty busy area, but I can't really see a "playground". Anything resembling a play area appears to be near the center of the complex, not near the road. Did a neighbor spot a chance of opportunity when mom walked away? If someone came and took her, I can see others not being worried. Maybe an older sibling, mom's boyfriend, cousin, something... Unless Lina was resisting or screaming/crying, most people aren't going to be paying close enough attention to which child belongs to which adult. Glad they're checking every unit...
 

GrandmaBear

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So Lina was with her mother at the apartment complex playground. This appears to be a pretty busy area, but I can't really see a "playground". Anything resembling a play area appears to be near the center of the complex, not near the road. Did a neighbor spot a chance of opportunity when mom walked away? If someone came and took her, I can see others not being worried. Maybe an older sibling, mom's boyfriend, cousin, something... Unless Lina was resisting or screaming/crying, most people aren't going to be paying close enough attention to which child belongs to which adult. Glad they're checking every unit...
The only way I can see this also is if it was someone she knew who took her hand or picked her up who she went willingly with. Unless she is a very trusting young child, it seems she would have been upset if a stranger. It also seems someone would have noticed an effort by a stranger forcing her to OR if a stranger grabbed her and ran, that would call attention... Even if someone took her that raised no alarms, I still think adults around would have noticed other adults or a vehicle, even if without noticing detail.

I am wondering if they are calling it an abduction like they did with that recent teen who now sounds more like a runway. I am not saying a three year old ran away, just that they may not know if it was an abduction or she wandered off. I hate to say it or ask but I wonder if there is a pool and whether there is water in it.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Search Continue for Missing 3-Year-Old Lina Khil as Father Makes First Public Comments​

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Lina disappeared while at a playground at her apartment complex in San Antonio early Monday evening, after her mother briefly stepped away from her daughter and returned to the playground to discover the child missing, Law enforcement officials said at a press conference Monday that police have identified and contacted most, but not all, of the witnesses believed to be at the playground at the time Lina vanished.

Police have also reportedly gone door-to-door at the 300-unit apartment building, searched cars, and set up checkpoints to speak to people coming and going from the apartment complex.

Lina’s father Riaz Sardar Khil spoke to KENS-5 through a translator on Tuesday night, giving some more details about the circumstances of his daughter’s disappearance. Khil reportedly said that his daughter is believed to have wandered to a nearby path from the playground, and that Lina’s mother initially believed the girl may have gone back to the family’s apartment. Then, Khil said he briefly believed his daughter was with another Afghan family before ultimately becoming convinced his daughter was kidnapped.

Lina’s father reportedly said the family migrated to the U.S. from Afghanistan two years ago, in part to escape the threat of violence.

“During our entire lives we have not been as saddened as we were yesterday and today,” Khil said through a translator on Tuesday. The father also said that he and his wife have been interviewed extensively by police and the FBI, which as joined the investigation.

“We are sparing no assets or resources trying to find 3-year-old Lina,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a Tuesday press conference.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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$10,000 reward for information that brings 3-year-old Lina Sardar Khil home safe

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that will bring home 3-year-old Lina Sarda Khil. She disappeared Monday night while on the playground at the apartment complex where her family lives on the Northwest Side.

The reward is being offered by the Islamic Center of San Antonio. The cash reward was announced Wednesday afternoon, two days after Lina went missing.

Earlier Wednesday the San Antonio Police Department sent out a tweet written in Pashtun, the native language for many refugees coming from Afghanistan. Margaret Costantino is the Executive Director for the Center for Refugee Services and says this could be a big help in getting the word out.

“Language is a major barrier. A lot of the women speak no English, so we need to have people communicating with this community in their own language,” said Costantino.

Near the apartment where a girl went missing, neighbors continue to show hope and love for this family in crisis, but also concern over their own children.

“And it’s so close to home. That’s what makes it so scary. When it is so close to home and you got your kids out here playing. It’s crazy man. I can’t even imagine what they are going through right now,” said Anthony Hill who works across from the apartment complex.

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Guess Who

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So Lina was with her mother at the apartment complex playground. This appears to be a pretty busy area, but I can't really see a "playground". Anything resembling a play area appears to be near the center of the complex, not near the road. Did a neighbor spot a chance of opportunity when mom walked away? If someone came and took her, I can see others not being worried. Maybe an older sibling, mom's boyfriend, cousin, something... Unless Lina was resisting or screaming/crying, most people aren't going to be paying close enough attention to which child belongs to which adult. Glad they're checking every unit...
they showed it on a news clip (wasn't at home, so don't know what channel it was on to link it) but it appeared to be a small area that just had two soccer goals on each end and appeared to be fenced. It wasn't very big, but at least a space where they could play on ride on toys, etc.
 

kdg411

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As of 5:35 p.m. the Islamic Center of San Antonio has increased the reward to $20,000.

Local law enforcement and the FBI are examining footage from multiple sources to try and find a missing 3-year-old girl. The San Antonio Police Department provided updates at a press conference Wednesday afternoon on the ongoing search for Lina Sardar Khil.

Lina went missing Monday, December 20, from the playground at her family's apartment complex on the 9400 block of Fredericksburg Road. SAPD Chief William McManus said the first hours are very important in a missing persons case like this, but added time is passing quickly.

"Early on is very important. Unfortunately, I have to say the longer time lapses the less hopeful we become," McManus said during the press conference.
 

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