Investigators release photo of vehicle in connection to missing Livingston 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham

Authorities are looking for a vehicle in connection to the disappearance of Cunningham, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

LIVINGSTON, Texas – Investigators have released a photo of a suspect vehicle in connection to the disappearance of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, of Livingston, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The vehicle is a 2003 dark blue Chevrolet Suburban. Authorities are asking anyone who saw the vehicle on Thursday or Friday to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. One person of interest is also being investigated after an Amber Alert was issued for the girl.

Law enforcement have started searching for Audrii again on Saturday at the Lake Livingston dam. This is an area of interest in the investigation. Texas EquuSearch is also looking for the girl in a second location near the Trinity River and Highway 59.

Additional resources will also be deployed during Saturday’s search for Audrii.

All agencies, including the FBI and Texas Rangers, have joined the Livingston Police Department in the search for Audrii who was last seen at her home in the 100 block of Lakeside Drive in Livingston on Feb. 15 at 7 a.m.

On Friday, a search was launched in San Jacinto County near the Lake Livingston dam. Investigators would not give details on why they are searching in this specific area but says they are actively following leads in this case.

The location of the dam is several miles away from where Audrii was last seen.

DPS, local officials search dam in San Jacinto for missing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Audrii was reportedly wearing a black hoodie, with white lettering, Hello Kitty backpack, black pants, and black high-top tennis shoes. She has blue eyes, blonde hair and is 4′1″ tall.

Deputies said Audrii was supposed to have caught the school bus but did not. She also did not report to school.

At 5:30 p.m., her parents alerted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and DPS and an Amber Alert was issued.

KPRC 2 reached out to Audrii’s school to see if an alert system is in place to notify parents when a child does not attend homeroom first thing in the morning.

According to Creekside Elementary, school officials have a parent notification system and a message was sent.

Neighbors join search for Audrii

Neighbors spoke with KPRC 2 Reporter Rilwan Balogun and said nearly 200 people searched the area Thursday night.

Nearly 200 neighbors joined search for missing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham on Feb. 15, 2024. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Persons of interest and leads being investigated

During Friday’s news conference, DPS said they have several persons of interest being investigated. They are also following leads in this case.

Officials are working with Crime Stoppers to get an reward issued.

DPS officials said there are no ongoing threats to the community.

FBI Dallas also confirmed their CARD (Child Abduction Rapid Deployment) team has been deployed to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

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