Family Friend Arrested in Connection with Missing Gilmore Girl

Missing girl on right
Missing girl on right

AUGUST 16, 2004 - Posted at 11:46 a.m. CDT

GILMORE, AR - Police have arrested a family friend of a seven-year-old girl who went missing yesterday.

Police are not releasing the suspect's name because search crews are still looking for the girl, Patricia Ann Miles.  They found her pink bycycle in a Crittenden County cornfield five miles north of Gilmore early this morning.

The Arkansas State Police were called in to help with the search, and at 1 a.m. this morning her bike was found.

Anyone with information as to the girl's whereabouts is urged to contact the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department at 870-702-2000, or Crittenden County Crimestoppers at 870-732-4444.

K8 News has a crew at the scene, and will have more details tonight at six.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)