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Four-year-old goes missing while playing outside her home

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Shaniya Wendy Jacques-Louis, 4, from Miami, Fla. went missing around 4 p.m. on Friday. Please note that Shaniya has been called Shanity, Shanaya and Shanarya by the media and the authorities, but the Miami Police Department released a missing person poster with her name spelled as Shaniya.

She was last seen at 36 NE 64th Terrace in an area known as Little Haiti. She was playing outside with neighbor children in a fenced in area. The children went inside and when they came back out she was gone, but her tricycle was still in the yard.

Shaniya’s parents said she is very quiet and does not have a tendency of wandering off. They also said she usually knows not to leave the yard, reports NBC Miami news.

The authorities searched through the night while a helicopter circled above. A bloodhound, using a scent from her backpack, searched the area near her home. Team Adam has also arrived and are assisting in the search.

"We will continue as much we can, trying to think of new things that we haven't touched on as of yet," Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden told WPTV News. "Our window is closing in."

Shaniya was wearing a blue and black shirt, purple shorts, purple shoes, knee-high black socks and has braids with blue bows in her hair.

If you have any information about her whereabouts please contact FDLE at 888-356-4774 or the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6300 or 911.

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