Body Found In Amarillo Lake Has Not Been Confirmed As Missing 7-Year-Old Alexis Wartena
According to the Amarillo Police Department, 7-year-old Alexis Wartena has been reported missing since about 3pm, July 19th, from the Kiva Motel off of I-40 & Nelson Road exit.
UPDATE 12 p.m.: The police have officially called off the search for Alexis. However, they have still not confirmed that the body found in the lake is hers.
UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The body has been confirmed as a young girl but not identified yet. There is a tip line open if you have any information. The number is 806-378-4248.
UPDATE 10 a.m.: The dive team has recovered a body from T-Anchor Lake. It has NOT been confirmed as the body of Alexis Wartena.
UPDATE 8 a.m.: As of this morning, the dive team is searching the lake next to the Kiva Motel. Alexis is listed as missing and endangered, but there has been no Amber Alert issued. There is still no sign of Alexis at this time. There are also no signs that she was kidnapped.
Original story: They say she is about 4ft. tall and weighs about 65 pounds. Alexis has blonde hair and blue eyes. Last seen she was wearing a blue pull-up diaper.
Alexis is non-verbal autistic but will answer to her name. If anyone has any leads, or has seen Alexis Warten this afternoon please call the Amarillo Police Department at 806-378-3038.
APD are out and about looking for Alexis and the DPS helicopter is searching for the area. We will keep you updated on any other further developing news.