The authorities in California began desperately to find two missing sisters who ran into their home in a woodland area on Friday, but left no clues.
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said in a newspaper press release that Caroline Carrico (5) and Leia Carrico (8) were last seen at 2:30 pm Friday outside their home in Benbow, about 70 miles south of Eureka in the northwest of the state.
Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said at a news conference on Saturday that the girls had asked their mother to go for a walk in the afternoon and was said no. The mother then prepared around the house and realized it at 15 o'clock. that the girls had left.
After Honsal tried to conduct her own search with neighbors, family and friends, Honsal said the mother had to contact the Sheriff's Office at 6 am , Sheriff's Special Services MPs, Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue, and CAL FIRE crews responded and conducted an initial search of the area throughout the night.
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"This is a very rural area," Honsal told reporters, adding in that the search areas consist of steep, heavily forested terrain.
Additional search parties arrived from neighboring circles on Saturday to a press conference, which found clues in the forest. Mike Fridley said some cereal bar wrappers found in the forest matched the brand at Carrico's residence, which they claimed had recently been purchased.
"So the wrappers showed us a direction from which they started until the wrappers ended," Fridley said.
In addition to the tracks of wrappers, Fridley said that some of them were found in the woods, the girl's bootprints, which helped the seekers find the sisters in the countryside. US Coast Guard helicopters have been trying to get a better view of the rough terrain, but Fridley said so far that the technique of the aircraft in the dense forest was not helpful.
"We respond," Fridley said. "It's something of a game of chess."
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Caroline is described as a 3-foot-6, 40-pound with hazelnut and blond hair with "light purple stripes," according to the Office of the sheriffs. The 5-year-old was last seen wearing a maroon rain jacket with white horses, blue jeans, and pink boots.
Leia is 4 feet-2, 85 pounds, with brown eyes and blond hair on her left cheek in addition to a "big" freckle. "The 8-year-old was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded long sleeve shirt and purple rain boots.
"All available resources are being sought by staff," said the Sheriff Office. "Through the combined efforts of all involved agencies, we work to resolve this incident as quickly and safely as possible."
Honsal urged the public to shun the area while search teams work unless the Sheriff of the Humboldt County Sheriff has given permission to Office.
"Please do not get yourself ready in these rural areas," he said, adding that efforts can be dangerous and also scare off the search dog for search dogs and destroy evidence such as footprints.
"The search area is closed to unauthorized aircraft including civil drones," the sheriff's office said on Twitter. "Citizen drones make it dangerous for our helicopter helicopters to fly, so please do not operate a drone in the search area, thank you for your support as this search continues."
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The Sheriff emphasized that there is no sign of a wrong game and the family is "fully cooperative." There was also no evidence of a crime scene in the family home.
"We do not know where these girls are, they could have made it to the highway, a stranger would have taken them," he said. "We do not know, we're looking at all the different contingencies that might be out there."
For information on the possible whereabouts of Caroline and Leia Carrico at (707) 441, a public notice was issued -5000.