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Elizabeth Jessica Shelley 5 disappeared overnight from her home in Logan. Her uncle is being questioned in the case

Authorities suspected she was in the company of her uncle, 21-year-old Alex Whipple, who was at the family's home Friday night.

Whipple was found walking around Logan later that day while in possession of "certain items", such as clothing, that authorities believe indicated he "was with [Elizabeth] after he said he was", Logan police Capt. Tyson Budge told KSL-TV.

The mother told police that Whipple and her daughter were both gone when she woke up on Saturday morning.

Shelley was reported missing several hours later, according to CNN.

Agencies that are searching for Elizabeth include the Federal Bureau of Investigation including their Child Exploitation Task Force and Violent Crimes Task Force, Homeland Security, Cache County Sheriff's Office, North Park Police Department, Smithfield Police Department, Utah Highway Patrol, Adult Probation and Parole and Great Basin K-9.

"Kyara Brennan of London, is described as a Caucasian female, 5'4" with shoulder length black hair with red highlights.

"All I can say at this time, is we have evidence to believe that he is the reason that she is missing", KSTU quoted Budge as saying. Police said on social media that he was uncooperative with investigators. "The search has been expanded to the Hyrum area and we continue to work leads that have come forward".

Whipple, who was on foot, was found 10 miles away about 3 p.m. Saturday in a rural area of Cache County. He was booked into Cache County jail and was being held Sunday on $25,000 bond.

"She wants her baby back", Whipple said.

Members of the public with information pertaining to the case can contact officials on 435-753-7555.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Police say they have the assistance they need for the search - a crew of 200 is working the area - but they are asking residents to check surveillance cameras, including doorbell cameras, to see if they spot anything suspicious.

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