Sheriff Wants Pros to Search for Missing Montana Girl

Authorities have a suspect is in custody, yet the child remains missing

By Dillon Tabish

WOLF POINT — The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public not to interfere in the search for a 4-year-old girl who reportedly has been abducted on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

Only people who are trained and supervised should take part in the search near Wolf Point to preserve any evidence that might be found, Sheriff Jason Frederick said.

Authorities have a suspect is in custody, yet the child remains missing. John Lieba was apprehended in Wolf Point, the sheriff’s office said.

Maci Lilley was reported missing at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in Wolf Point. Witnesses reported seeing a man take the child from a park where she had been playing.

Early Sunday, the Amber Alert for the girl had been cancelled, but the search continues.

The FBI said Sunday that no new information was available.

The girl is described as about 3 feet tall and 60 pounds with short, dark hair. She was last seen wearing a pink coat, blue jeans, and pink and white shoes.

Wolf Point is on the reservation in northeast Montana.

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