Ekaterina Tonkikh, Acting Senior Assistant to the Head of the Investigative Department of the Investigation Department for the Lipetsk Region, Ekaterina Tonkikh, told TASS that criminal investigators, police officers, search volunteers, dog handlers with dogs and EMERCOM employees are participating in the search.
“On the spot, investigators created a headquarters, there is a forest belt nearby, combing its territory, interviewing neighbors,” Tonkikh said.
An employee of the UK said that the girl’s mother did not immediately report her loss. A woman at 6:30 on Monday morning discovered the absence of the child at home, but was not surprised: Masha usually wakes up early and leaves for a walk in the mornings. But when the girl did not return home in the evening, her mother went to the police. “Investigators were there already at 10:00 p.m., search activities were going on all night,” the representative of the UK said.
As it became known to the investigators, the family of the missing girl lives in the old Russian traditional way of life, being engaged in subsidiary farming, the child does not attend school. The issue of initiating a criminal case is being decided.
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