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Davenport officials: Amber Alert still active for missing Iowa 10-year-old Breasia Terrell

City says state 'administrative error' appeared to cancel alert
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 9:50 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Davenport officials on Wednesday said an Amber Alert issued for missing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell is still active.

The city said in a media release that the State of Iowa issued an Ambert Alert for Terrell “due to new information that was obtained overnight” around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

In a media release sent just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, police said:

At approximately 1:30 a.m., the State of Iowa issued an Amber Alert for Breasia Terrell due to new information that was obtained overnight. At approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 15, an administrative error by the State of Iowa appeared to cancel the Amber Alert for Breasia Terrell. The Amber Alert for Breasia Terrell has NOT expired and the Davenport Police Department is working diligently with the State of Iowa to correct the error and is actively investigating this case. This error has since been corrected.

“The Amber Alert for Breasia Terrell inadvertently appeared canceled this morning due to an administrative error in our system. We apologize for the confusion that this has caused for the family and the community. We continue to partner with the Davenport Police Department in the search for Breasia.” a representative from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said.

The State of Iowa Amber Alert names Henry E. Dinkins as the abductor of Breasia Terrell. Yesterday, the Davenport Police Department named Dinkins as a person of interest in the Breasia Terrell missing person case. He is not currently a named suspect and no charges have been filed against him related to this case. Dinkins remains in custody on separate charges.

At a press brief on Tuesday, the Davenport Police Department asked for the public’s assistance on any information they may have related to Dinkins whereabouts between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9th through 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10th. Pictures of Dinkins and his associated vehicles may be viewed at www.davenportiowa.com/missingchild. Anyone with information is asked to call (563) 326-6125 immediately.

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