Search For Missing Child Shifts Gears - 8 News NOW

Chris Saldaña, Reporter

Search For Missing Child Shifts Gears

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The police are not on an active search for Everlyse Cabrera, the two-year-old girl who disappeared ten days ago from her foster family's home.

The active search is off because police don't have any new leads. They are now targeting the valley's Hispanic community in an effort to generate new clues about Everlyse.

Rebeca Ferreira is taking time from her daily duties at the North Las Vegas Police Department to help in the search for Everlyse Cabrera.

She says, "What I'm doing now is translating information about the missing child in Spanish."

With a Spanish dictionary near by, Ferreira makes last minute touch-ups to the flyer that will now be circulating through North Las Vegas.

Sergeant Alex Perez, who speaks Spanish, knows the importance of these flyers. "There are hundreds of eyes and ears that might pick up something we might of missed if they don't understand what's going on."

Someone who knows exactly what's going on is Everlyse's birth mother, Marlena Olivas. She says that North Las Vegas Police translating the flyers into Spanish gives them more promise.

Olivas said, "That can give us more hope. We can pray that will make a significant difference in the amount of people looking for Everlyse out there."

Sergeant Perez says the Spanish flyers will serve two purposes, "It's written information and it also creates something tangible for someone to keep on the refrigerator door, or in their car that's a constant reminder."

It's a reminder for the more than 40-percent of Hispanics who live in North Las Vegas and the entire community.

North Las Vegas police officers will have the flyers in their patrol cars and will distribute them in highly Hispanic populated areas.

Email reporter Chris Saldaña at csaldana@klastv.com

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