The case of the missing 3-year-old Lewis County girl is now being investigated as a criminal matter, authorities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said today.
FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen said during a press conference this afternoon that the agency is looking at three possibilities:homicide, abduction or concealment.
The child, Aliayah Lunsford, was reported missing from her South Weston home on Sept. 24. Since then, law enforcement and volunteers have concentrated their efforts on a small area near the child's home. That volunteer segment has now disbanded.
Authorities said specifics of the case will not be discussed publicly.
Additional details will be available in Tuesday's edition of The Inter-Mountain.