Authorities are asking for the public’s help in their search for an alleged serial child abductor in Ohio.
So far, the more than 300 tips the FBI have received failed to lead more than 200 local and federal investigators to the suspect. The man they are seeking is believed to have abducted a 6-year-old Cleveland girl in May and later attempted to abduct a 10-year-old Elyria girl in February.
The FBI released surveillance video footage of the suspect, who is shown driving a 2002 or 2003 Chevy Malibu with a light colored front panel on an otherwise dark car. The car also has a rear after-market spoiler.
The unidentified man is known to enter his victims’ homes in the early morning while their parents sleep, according to media reports.
On February 24, he entered the Elyria girl’s home, unlocking doors and windows. The following day, he attempted to drag her our of her bedroom window by her legs.
“He’s a bad, bad guy,” FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson told Cleveland.com.
“He did things to her that we’re not going to go into,” Anderson said. “But she was harmed. We’re happy she’s alive but they didn’t play Barbies.”
The girl described the bedroom where she was held as having pictures of a deer on the walls, according to Cleveland.com. A female voice inside the home also asked her abductor if he wanted anything to eat, the media outlet reported.
Authorities believe the suspect may reside in Cleveland’s suburbs, but say it’s unusual for them to have received as many leads as they have without tracking him down.
“We’re wondering if we’re just targeting the right audience,” FBI spokeswoman Kelli Liberti told Fox News.