Authorities continued to search yesterday for an 11-year-old North Carolina girl they say was abducted from a hospital in New Kent County on Sunday and is believed to be in danger.
The girl, Alexis Cartwright of Bath, N.C., was being treated at Cumberland Children's Hospital for an undisclosed medical condition. She is a ward of North Carolina Social Services but had been allowed a visit with her father, 55-year-old Lemuel Cartwright.
He is believed to have taken his daughter and may be headed back to North Carolina, said New Kent sheriff's Lt. Chris Hamlet. The father is described as white, 6-foot-7, with brown hair and brown eyes. He could be driving a blue 1993 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck with North Carolina license plate XYZ-8450, Hamlet said.
Alexis is an insulin-dependent diabetic who requires medication twice a day, police said.
She is white, 5-foot-3 and weighs 137 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue coat with an Aeropostale logo, a yellow/green shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the case, including possible sightings of either person, can contact the New Kent Sheriff's Office at (804) 966-9500 or their local law-enforcement agency.