10-year-old Breasia Terrell[/caption]
Who was Breasia Terrell?
10-year-old Terrell was last seen in July 2020, when she was reported missing.
An Amber Alert was quickly issued shortly after her disappearance, however, it was cancelled in January 2021 because of the length of time that had passed.
Aishia Lankford, Terrell’s mother, got off of work the night of July 9, 2020, when she saw her 10-year-old daughter called her.
Lankford told TV6 around 9:13pm on July 9, her daughter had texted “‘Good night, mommy. I love you.‘”
Terrell had been missing since July 2020[/caption]
“And I had texted her back and I told her ‘good night, I love you too,’” Lankford told the outlet.
Terrell was 4’5 inches tall, weighed 75 pounds, had black hair and brown eyes.
Terrell’s mother, Aishia Lankford[/caption]
Has she been found?
In a press conference on March 31, officials with the Davenport Police Department announced the remains found near DeWitt on March 22 were Terrell’s.
“Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers are with all of those who are affected by this tragic loss.
“As this case turns from a missing child to a homicide investigation, we know our community is anxious for information regarding the investigation and any charges that may be forthcoming,” he continued.
Henry Dinkins was named as a person of interest in Terrell’s disappearance[/caption]
“Again, they have been nonstop for the last 9 months. I want to assure our community that when we are able to share details on this investigation we will,” Sikorski added.
In December, Chief Sikorski told TV6 the case remained active and open.
“Anything and everything is important,” Sikorski said at the time.
“And I really want to make that push for our community to please, no lead is too small. We need to find her. That’s the bottom line.”
Police in Davenport confirmed that her remains were discovered by two fishermen in a pond near a rural area.
On July 9, Terrell spent the night with her step-brother Detorious, whose father is Henry Earl Dinkins, 48, a convicted sex-offender.
Police named Dinkins as a person of interest in her disappearance He was arrested on unrelated sex offender registration violations.
“They know he knows something but he’s not talking,” Terrell’s uncle DeMarcus Lankford told KCCI. “That’s basically all we hear.”
Terrell’s body was found in a pond near a rural area in DeWitt, Iowa[/caption]
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The FBI had announced their involvement in the case and offered a $10,000 reward for information that led to locating Terrell or the arrest of someone who was involved in her disappearance.