Hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officials spent the day searching along a creek and the lakeside neighborhoods in Clearlake after Mikaela Lynch disappeared from the yard of her family's vacation home, The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported late Monday. ( http://bit.ly/12qRryY)
With no sign of the girl, the search was called off for the night at 9:45 p.m. Monday, but would resume Tuesday, officials said.
"We will keep doing this for as long as necessary," Clearlake Police Chief Craig Clausen told the newspaper.
Mikaela was last seen Sunday in the fenced backyard of the Highlands Harbor neighborhood of Clearlake in Lake County where she had been jumping on a trampoline and playing with her younger brother. When he ran inside after being chased by a bee, she was alone for an unknown period of time, officials said.
She can't speak and has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old, Clearlake police Lt. Tim Celli said. The home backs up to waterways.
Celli said Mikaela likes water but does not swim. Police were told she often removed her clothes when she was hot. They found articles of clothing in the yard.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.