PD creates tip line as search resumes for missing child

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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston Police are searching for a missing child on Johns Island. 

The missing child is Heidi Renae Todd of 2985 Sweetleaf Lane.

Dispatch says the call came in at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police were dispatched to 2985 Sweetleaf Lane on Johns Island in the Whitney Lake townhomes.

A resident in the Whitney Lake neighborhood says Charleston Police came around telling them to look out for a 4-year-old girl named Heidi wearing a hot pink top with sandy brown hair. 

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St. Johns Fire Department said it was on scene assisting the Charleston Police Department.

The interim police chief with CPD, Jerome Taylor was also on scene.

Police set up a command post in one of the model homes in the neighborhood. Neighbors were seen using flashlights searching the neighborhood. 

Charleston officials asked residents to return home Tuesday night so crews could complete their search. 

Charleston Fire Dept@Charleston_Fire

First responders conducting the search in the area of Sweetleaf Lane would like to ask residents to return to their homes so crews can complete their searches.

10:50 PM - Feb 13, 2018

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Sweatleaf Lane was closed off during the height of the search on Tuesday.

City of Charleston says SLED will issue a state wide BOLO to Law Enforcement for Heidi Todd who was last seen wearing pink pants and blue shirt. They say she may be with a Hispanic male, skinny, 25-30 years old with short hair and dressed in all grey.

Sources sent us new video of helicopters searching the Johns Island neighbohood lake.

Charleston Police Department tweeted out the mother of missing 4 year old Heidi Todd has been taken to a local hospital.

Charleston P.D.@CharlestonPD

The mother of missing 4 year old Heidi Todd has been taken to a local hospital.

12:27 AM - Feb 14, 2018

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Charleston PD updated the situation early Wednesday morning. The agency said via Twitter that the search would resume at daybreak. They also set up a 24-hour tip line for citizens to report any information in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 843-619-6123.

Charleston P.D.@CharlestonPD

Charleston Police have setup a 24 hour tip line for citizens to report any information in the case of missing 4 year old Heidi Todd and a possible person of interest, a Hispanic male. Anyone with information  can call 843 619 6123.

7:53 AM - Feb 14, 2018

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This is a developing story and will be updated.

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