August 13th, 2011
05:59 PM ET

Suspect charged with murder in child's disappearance

A 43-year-old Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of a 3-year-old girl last seen a week ago riding her bicycle.

Authorities were searching Saturday for Breeann Rodriguez's body and bicycle in an undisclosed area in Dunklin County, the Senath Police Department and Dunklin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

A $45,000 reward - $25,000 from the FBI and $20,000 from the Senath Marshal's office - has been offered for information leading to Breeann's recovery and the prosecution of those responsible.

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  1. big deal

    One found, 500 per day to go.

    August 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Silver Wraith

    Three years old?
    It's hard to believe that anybody could commit that crime, but it happened.

    August 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    No body or bike yet? How have they charged anyone with anything?

    August 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mad Hatter

    As usual not enough info if info correct. If they had charged anyone the name would be listed. Sounds like he's a prime suspect.

    August 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Disgusting man...
    Just cannot fathom people who do this stuff...

    August 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Natalie Hilliard

    Lord be with the Family dont understand how they arrected someone but dont have the little girl so sad amber alerts should be sent out even if child is just missing alot of time wasted im so sad about this makes me sick to my stomach

    August 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Silver Wraith

    "...has been charged with first-degree murder."
    That's pretty clear to me.
    Maybe the copy was altered after some posts appeared.

    August 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      It said that before, just nothing as to why they think he did it.. Did he confess, was he the last to see her, what?

      Based on the info given, they could charge anyone..

      August 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. fernace

    Maybe due to proof not discussed in the post, the man was arrested! He may have been the last person seen with the child, had a piece of clothing or toy that he could never have had if he didn't have something to do with it! I'm just speculating! I feel so sorry for this little baby's family, so lucky that nothing like this has happened to any of the kids I've known in my life! Give your kids an extra hug tonite, keep them close & don't let them out of your sight! Predators live even in Small Town, USA !!

    August 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Enough is enough I say if this perve is guilty sentence him to 20yrs in the general population let them have their way with him And for god sakes please stop glamorizing it Like casey anthony

    August 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mad Hatter

    My bad. It does say charged with first degree murder. Didn't read that before.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mad Hatter

    So how about the name and if they have recovered the body or the bike?

    August 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    I hope they got the right demonic culprit. Who ever harmed this defenseless 3 year old victim, SHOULD DIE. Oh but wait, some states don't believe in the death penalty. Well, shelter him and feed him. Let him out in 15 years for good behavior and over crowded prisons. SICK LAWS!!!!!

    August 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    HELP! I CAN'T SLEEP AND HAVE A MOSQUITO IN MY BEDROOM... THE LITTLE B-A-S-T-A-R-D IS BITING MY A-S-S AT THE MOMENT.... OUCH..... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (pest control service man)

      try and spray some off on the affected areas

      August 14, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT

    where was casey anthony at the time?

    August 14, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ RUFFNUTT... You mean you want me to SPRAY my A-S-S... He He ... LMAO ...pardon the pun!

    August 14, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (sarah palin is a hot)

      umm... so the pest is a buttpirate?

      August 14, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
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