Charlotte Cena in New York State Urgent Appeal: Help Find ..

Charlotte Cena was last seen riding her bicycle at around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday in Moriah Lake State Park, Albany, New York, about 35 miles north of where she was camping with her family in search of a missing 9-year-old girl, believed to have been abducted from Upstate New York’s Camp Ground, is underway on the third day because law enforcement agencies are surrounding the area and seeking help from the public.

Charlotte Cena in New York State

 She was riding her motorbike in Buckle Park with her friends, but she decided to take another loop around by herself.

Thirty minutes later, Charlotte’s mother, Trisha Cena, found her bicycle, but not her daughter. She called 911, leading to a large-scale search involving state police, forest rangers, divers, K-9 units, drones, and helicopters.

On Sunday morning, an Amber Alert was issued for Charlotte, with the alert indicating that the police believe she is in immediate danger of serious harm or even death due to the circumstances of her disappearance.

Charlotte Cena's
Charlotte Cena’s disappearance

Moriah Lake State Park, where Charlotte was last seen, is closed “until further notice,” according to its website. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the nearly 4,600-acre state park in Saratoga County is “mostly wooded” and includes dense forests, stands of pine, and rocky cliffs. The campsites in the park are “primitive and remote.”

The fourth-grader was last seen wearing an orange tie-dye Pokémon shirt, deep blue pants, black Crocs, and a light blue bike helmet.

Charlotte Cena’s disappearance has been a “nightmare” for her family.

Charlotte’s aunt, Jenny Cena, told USA Today that they have been living a “nightmare” for the past few days, with over 30 friends and family members gathered to help with the search.

Her husband, Patrick Cena, a Schenectady Fire Department firefighter, has been searching for his niece along with other family members since Saturday night. After a 24-hour work shift, he spent the entire Saturday night and Sunday evening in the state park. 

“My husband couldn’t go this morning,” Jenny Cena said.

Charlotte is the middle child among three sisters. Her father, David Cena, is a union pipefitter, and her mother, Trisha, is a food service inspector for Stewart’s Shops. The family resides in Greenfield, which is home to nearly 8,200 residents in Saratoga County, New York. Jenny Cena described Charlotte as a lovable, funny girl known for her dry humor and infectious smile.

“She’s a very lovable girl, a genuinely lovable girl,” Jenny Cena said. “A real lovebug.”Charlotte’s aunt urged the public to provide tips to the New York State Police.

She expressed, “All we hope for is to put an end to this terrible nightmare.””People need to remain vigilant, call in tips, and keep their eyes peeled for anyone who matches her description because, at this point, she could be anywhere.”

Jenny Cena said her family and friends will continue the search for Charlotte.

“We will continue to search for her as long as our family and friends have the strength and resilience to continue,” she said.

Info: The Big E 2023


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