By Jeff Rebitski
Yesterday afternoon, three young children from Arapaho, Marcelina Potter (7), Hailey Potter (6), Brodie Potter (4) were abducted from their home. The vehicle involved is a Black in color, Ford Focus with a broken rear window and temporary tags that are expired. Brodie is a 4-year-old boy who was last seen wearing a black shirt and red swimming trunks. Marcelina is a 7-year-old girl who was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts. Harley is a 6-year-old girl who was last seen wearing a red Volcom shirt.
The direction of travel is unknown at this point and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Wind River Police Department are not yet releasing the motive.
According to local agencies, the children may have been abducted by a family member or someone close to the family. The children were in the custody of their grandmother prior to the abduction.
The children were last seen Jun 13, 2022 in Arapahoe, WY.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking the community to help find these children by simply keeping their eyes open and remaining aware of things going on around you. If you see something, please say something by reporting what you saw to a law enforcement agent of some kind as soon as possible. Document what you saw and the location. If you have a camera phone, please photograph any important incidents for law enforcement.
According to missingkids.org, AMBER Alerts are activated in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of a missing child. These alerts are broadcast through radio, TV, road signs, cellphones, and other data-enabled devices. The AMBER Alert system is being used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Indian country, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 27 other countries.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has tasked the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with managing the AMBER Alert Secondary Distribution Program. When law enforcement issues an AMBER Alert, NCMEC is notified and re-distributes the alert to the appropriate secondary distributors.