An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday for a 10-year-old girl who went missing from Miami over the weekend.
Randi Canion was last seen around 11 p.m. Saturday in the area of North Bayshore Drive and 78th Street, Miami Police officials said.
“We know that a 10-year-old, it’s a risk for anybody to be out there on the streets whether it’s alone or with someone, so that’s why we’re asking that if anybody has seen her over the weekend, Sunday, Monday to please contact us immediately," said Miami Police spokesperson Michael Vega.
Canion is 5-foot-3 and about 140 pounds. The Amber Alert said she may be in a white van with an unidentified man.
Westview Baptist Church Pastor A.D. Lenoir Sr. said Canion is very active in his ministry with her adopted grandmother.
"This little lady is a very brilliant and smart girl. She is gifted," Lenoir said Tuesday. "She sang in the youth choir, she does praise dance."
“I’m just suggesting that if somebody has her to just bring her back safely and even if she’s watching and she’s some place all alone, she needs to know that I love her, the church loves her and her family loves her and we want to see her again,” he said.
According to police, Canion has run away before but never for this long or without communicating with anyone.
“She has run away previously on at least three occasions, two of them were not reported because she returned home right after,” Vega said. “A third one in June was reported and we did recover her safely.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6300 or 305-579-6111.
"We do need the public’s help. If they think that they’ve seen her or they see somebody that might be Randi Canion, please contact the City of Miami Police Department or dial 911 immediately," Vega said.