Sheriff on Leonna Wright disappearance: “We have never been closer to solving this case”

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  • August 6, 2018
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The search continues for one year old Leonna Wright. She disappeared from her Pendleton apartment in 2015. Now, Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride tells us, they’ve never been closer when it comes to solving this case.

Traci Fant, an activist, tells us, this case has always been one close to her heart.

“I have completely fallen in love with a child I never had the opportunity to hold and I know the community feels the same way.” Fant and her group, Freedom Fighters, have made it their mission to make sure no one else forgets little Leonna.

“At the end of the day, there are people who know what happened to Leonna Wright, and we will fail her as a community if we don’t keep pushing for answers.”

Baby Leonna was last seen at her mother’s apartment in Pendleton in June of 2015. Investigators said her mother’s then-boyfriend Travis Jones, was babysitting the toddler and her sister the night before she vanished. Investigators say he, along with a few others inside the apartment, were the last to see the baby.

Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride inherited this case when he became sheriff. He tells FOX Carolina he has asked for assistance from outside agencies, and says right now, they are closer than ever to finding out what happened to the toddler.

“I think we’re closer today than we ever have been in the case.”

While the Sheriff can’t get into too much detail today, tomorrow, he, along with Traci Fant and Leonna’s family will be talking more about this case.

Fant tells us, “We will have a press conference to speak on the case, discuss the changes that Sheriff McBride has put in place since the Leonna Wright disappearance but also give Leonna’s family, her mom, an opportunity to speak out and make a plea to the community for answers.”

And while it’s frustrating that there are still questions, the Sheriff says someone out there has the answer.

“If you have information about Leonna, clear your conscious, come talk to us, come talk to me, I will work with you.”

There is also a $10,000 Crimestoppers reward for any information that leads to the discovery of Leonna Wright. Call 1-888-Crime-SC if you have information.

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