The neighbor of Breeann Rodriguez, the three-year-old girl that went missing on August 6, has been charged in the disappearance and death of the girl, according to police.
43-year-old Shawn Morgan was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, and armed criminal action. Investigators believe that he he abducted the girl and then suffocated her. Breeann’s body still has not been found, however.
On Aug. 6, the girl disappeared while she was riding her bike with her older 5-year-old brother near their home in Senath, Missouri. After her brother went inside to get a drink, he came back outside to find his sister gone.
Authorities are still searching for the girl’s body and her tricycle, according to a police release issued in Dunklin County. On Thursday, two training wheels were found two miles from the house of the three-year-old. FBI Special Agent in Charge, Dennis L. Baker, noted that Breeann’s father believes that the wheels belong to his daughter.
The mother of Breann tried to plead to the media to bring her daughter back to her. “I really want to hold her and tell her she’s my princess… Bring her back to me,” she said.
Breann’s father, Edgar Rodriguez, added, “I realize people make mistakes… I don’t care where you drop her off at, just make sure somebody can get a hold of her and bring her home.”
Breeann was last seen wearing pink and purple shorts and a pink shirt.