Father Of Missing NH Girl Pleads For Her To Come Home

Written by Michael Lambarde on Aug. 01, 2011

Celina Cass, the 11-year-old girl that went missing after she was last seen by her parents at her home in northern New Hampshire on July 25, still has not been found as investigators continue to search for the child that has now been gone almost a full week. On Sunday night, investigators continued to search for the fifth grader by having divers enter Back Pond, a local pond that is near her home. It is still undetermined what was found, if anything.

On Sunday, her father, Adam Laro, made one his first public statements regarding his missing daughter to reporters. “We are all wondering where my daughter is and hoping the best for her safety,” he said. “I’d appreciate it if we get her back very soon.” Laro, who was recently in the hospital for an undisclosed reason pleaded, “If she hears me now, tell her Daddy’s OK now. I’m doing much better, and whenever you’re ready to come home, Celina, daddy will be here waiting for you.”

In addition to searching the area around her house, investigators have also expanded their search throughout her home state of New Hampshire as well as neighboring state Vermont and even Canada, which is nearly a mile away from the home of Cass. Cass was last seen last week on a computer by her mother and stepfather. Her parents say that when they went to check on her in the morning, she was gone. She is 5’5 tall, has long brown hair, and has hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink t-shirt, a pink pullover, and blue shorts.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that the FBI is giving a $25,000 reward for information regarding the whereabouts of Cass, as well as the arrest of anyone found responsible. In addition, an anonymous local resident is also offering $5,000 of his own money to anybody that steps forward with information on the 11-year-old.