Family Searches For Answers Ten Years to the Day of LeeAnna Warner's Disappearance

By KBJR News 1

June 14, 2013 Updated Jun 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM)

Ten years after their little girl disappeared, the family of LeeAnna Warner continues to search for answers.

Friday her family and authorities came together to urge anyone with information to come forward.

Ten years ago, five year old LeeAnna, known to her friends and family as "Beaner" left to visit a little friend down the street from her house.
She never came home.

Determined to bring the case to a close LeeAnna's family gathered at City Hall Friday with a strong message for the public.

"We're not stopping, there is information out there and I'm gunna be up front and basically in your face until you come forward with this," says Chris Warner, LeeAnna's father.

Police have received 1,800 leads over the years and say they've followed up on them all.

However, they say problems arise when leads from years ago are just now being called in.

"It's very frustrating for myself and my husband because there's now way they can track that back," says Kaitlyn Warner, LeeAnna's mother.

The search for LeeAnna may have begun ten years ago but police say until they have answers it won't end.

"Because it's so dear to our hearts we're still the same investigative team that started this case, I doubt it ever go cold as long as we're working it," says Vern Manner of the Chisholm Police Dept.

Two age enhanced photos of LeeAnna have aided police in their search, but to Kaitlyn Warner, she will always be their little girl."

"I see her as a five year old because that's all I know. She was in my arms at five... she's going to be a young lady, and look at the eyes the biggest thing with LeeAnna was her eyes she has her daddy's eyes, just look at the eyes and you'll know."

Those with information may contact the Chisholm Police or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Posted to the web by Gabrielle Ware
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