Police Issue Amber Alert for Missing Child
Vermont State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Braintree girl.
12-year-old Brooke Bennett was last seen Wednesday morning in Randolph.
"Obviously I'm upset. You just want her home. We want her back," Brooke's father, James Bennett, said tearfully.
James Bennett sat with his wife, Janet, as they tried their best to be strong. Pictures of Brooke are scattered throughout the home. Brooke lives with her mom in Braintree. The 12-year-old celebrates her birthday next month and her dad says she is already a typical teen.
"Of course, she is becoming a teen so she is interested in spending time with friends and doing sports. You know we are all for that. But we are not all for this," said James Bennett.
Brooke was last seen on surveillance video walking away from the Cumberland Farms in Randolph Wednesday morning. Police say she convinced her uncle to drop her off at the store so she could get a ride to visit a sick friend. But police say she really went there to meet a person she had been communicating with online through the popular social networking site MySpace.
"It is the family member's opinion that was a ruse to the family to get to that location. Members of the Vermont State Police Computers Crime Unit are currently examining the computer used by Miss Bennett in an attempt to isolate and identify when she was speaking with the online- the person online prior to her being reported missing," said Vt. State Police Capt. David Covell.
Vermont State Police describe the search as active and aggressive. Bennett is 5' 03" and weighs 98 pounds. She has brown hair with purple highlights and blue eyes. She was wearing blue jeans, a pink sweater and white sneakers with pink lettering. If anyone has seen her or has any information , call the Vermont State Police at (802) 234-9933.