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Girl in pink jacket mystery: Abbotsford police seeking 2 trucks

10/03/2014 06:46 EDT | Updated 12/03/2014 05:59 EST
Police in Abbotsford are now searching for two pickup trucks whose drivers or passengers may be able to shed some light on a strange incident reported earlier this week.

On Tuesday, a passing motorist in an Abbotsford industrial area saw a young girl in a pink jacket lying on the pavement, and she didn't appear to be moving.

That driver told police that a man then lifted up the girl and carried her off into a nearby treed area, just west of the intersection of Enterprise Avenue and McCallum Road.

An extensive search of the area was launched that night, but police officers, police dogs and search and rescue volunteers failed to track down any sign of the pair.

On Friday morning, Abbotsford police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald said that no missing persons reports involving young girls have been filed, and all young girls enrolled in the school district have now been accounted for.

"Nonetheless, we are still seeking definitive answers to ensure the well-being of the child involved and to explain the observations of the very credible witness," he said in a written statement.

2 pickup trucks spotted

Police reviewed surveillance footage from local businesses and the department is now hoping to locate the people who were inside two vehicles that were in the area at the time of the strange occurrence.

"We think the driver and occupants of those vehicles might be able to advance our investigation," MacDonald said.

The two vehicles that police are trying to track down are:

1.  A full-sized white, extended cab pickup truck with a long box and a black bed liner.

The truck headed​ northbound on Turner Street and turned left, or westbound, onto Enterprise Avenue.​

2.  A smaller red pickup truck, which was recorded heading eastbound on Enterprise Avenue and turning left, or northbound, onto Turner Street.

MacDonald said anyone with information can reach the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or by text at 222973 (abbypd).

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