Amber Alert for Texas 3-year-old Lina Sardar Khil interrupted, but police are still searching

The child has been missing since December 20th.

Amber Alert for Lina Sardar Khil, a missing 3-year-old girl in San Antonio, remained suspended Friday afternoon, but police stressed that the investigation is underway.

“While the Amber Alert for Lina has been suspended, it is crucial to communicate that Lina is still a missing person, and once again we continue to follow up on tracks and actively search for Lina,” a San Antonio Police spokesman said. Department to ABC News Friday.

“We will continue to diligently continue to find clues in hopes of finding Lina and reuniting her with her family,” the spokesman added.

Lina was last seen on December 20 between 16.30 and 17.10 local time in a park on the 9400 block of Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio, according to police. The park is close to the family home.

Lina’s family is part of an Afghan refugee community in San Antonio and speaks Pashto. Police have issued warnings in several languages.

An FBI diving team on Wednesday completed a search for Lina without finding traces of the girl, police said.

Police Chief William McManus said a day earlier that the SAPD’s investigation had led the FBI to an area that has not been searched before – a creek near the family’s apartment complex. An 11-man FBI team spent two days combing the area.

“We do not want to leave anything to chance,” McManus told reporters Tuesday night at the scene of the search. “Everything we get that has any potential at all, we follow up on. And that’s what we do here today.”

Lina has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, a red dress and black shoes. Before Amber Alert was interrupted, police issued several warnings stating that the child may be in “serious danger”.

The Islamic Center in San Antonio is offering a $ 100,000 reward to anyone who can help find Lina. The Crime Stoppers of San Antonio has also offered $ 50,000 for information resulting in the arrest or prosecution of any suspect in connection with Lina’s disappearance.

Anyone with information about Lina’s case is encouraged to contact the department’s Missing Persons Unit at 210-207-7660 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-7867.

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