Local media reports that the family believes she was abducted. If this is the case, it is expected that the family would address the kidnapper directly, through media.
We have also learned that the FBI is now involved and authorities have removed "bags" of evidence from the Lewis home. With "bags" being plural, it is an indication that it is more than simple DNA collection, or scents for dogs.
Myra went missing in the morning, but there was at least a 4-5 hour delay before police were called.
Myra has been missing for 5 days now.
An Amber alert was issued Sunday, and family members said Monday they believed she was kidnapped. But Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said Tuesday at a news conference that authorities aren't sure.
"Until we can prove or disprove one or the other, we've still got to consider every possibility. She may have wandered off or been abducted, we just don't know what at this point," he said.
"The Sheriff's Department and multiple agencies, including the FBI and Mississippi Highway Patrol. you name it, they've all been here for us," Tucker said. "We have not given up."
"We fully expect a positive outcome," Tucker said. "We need to get Myra home, and again we want to stress to everyone we need your help, the family needs your help and we appreciate your calls."
On Tuesday, FBI agents carried brown paper bags of evidence out of the family's home.
"At far as what was in the bags, obviously we'll start where the child was last seen and we have evidence response folks who are going to that location and recovering evidence and all of this is a collective effort to discover where little Myra is," FBI Special Agent Dan McMullen said. "I'm not going to talk about anything specific with regard to the investigation."