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08-11-2023 UPDATE - Attempted Child Abduction in Eagle


Update: The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of an attempted child abduction near the public pool in Eagle, NE, during the late afternoon of Tuesday, August 8th. We take all reports of child abduction very seriously, and we immediately launched an investigation into this incident that was thorough and exhaustive.
After a careful review of all the evidence, we have determined that there is no credible threat to the safety of the public. We understand this was a scary experience for the victim and their family, and we want to assure them that we are committed to protecting children. We will continue to pay special attention to and thoroughly investigate all reports of crimes involving children.
We appreciate the parents and mentors who used this story as an opportunity to discuss and educate children about stranger danger and other safety tips. We also appreciate the public's overwhelming support to provide possible leads and to ensure our children were safe during the investigation.
We always encourage the public's help to recognize and report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. We encourage everyone to continue to talk to children about safety and to be aware of their surroundings.

                   ----Previous Information 08-09-2023----

Attention: Cass County Sheriff Robert Sorenson and the Cass County Sheriff's office are investigating an incident reported as an attempted child abduction. On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at approximately 6:20 PM, a 9-year-old female was walking on a park trail west of the Eagle Public Pool. As the child approached the dirt/gravel cul-de-sac public pool parking area off of Applewood Drive, she observed what she described as a "smaller vehicle that was brown in color and rusted". A man the child did not know or recognize asked her if she would come with him to look for his dog. The man also told her he would take her to get a drink before they looked for his dog. Fortunately, the child recognized the dangerous situation and ran away.

The child described the suspect as an older Caucasian male (likely at least 40 years of age and probably even older), with a bald head, and no visible facial hair. 

The suspect vehicle may be brown, gold, tan, or very dirty. At this time it is unknown when the suspect traveled to and from the area of the incident. It is also unknown what route the suspect vehicle traveled to and from the reported incident. 

Anyone with possible information should contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office non-emergency phone number (402-296-9370) immediately. We are also asking citizens and businesses in the area who have surveillance cameras to check their video footage between 5:00 PM and 6:45 PM on the evening of Tuesday, August 8, 2023. If you have video or pictures that appear to be suspicious or match the description of the suspect and/or suspect vehicle, please contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line (402-296-9370) immediately to make arrangements to share the video with investigators.    

Refer to the pin on the attached map of the area of the Eagle public pool. The pin represents the general area where the suspect's car was reportedly parked during the encounter.        

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