Corinth community praying for missing girl

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It’s been a tough couple of days in Corinth, the community where missing 9-year-old girl Charlotte Sena lives.

People are asking others to keep an eye out, and come forward with any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant.

NewsChannel 13 was at one checkpoint, where police were checking every car. They were looking in trunks, and asking people if they have any information about Charlotte, and where drivers are going.

Charlotte is a fourth grader at Corinth Elementary School. She was just elected class officer. The district has mobilized its crisis team. 

People in the community are saying prayers, heartbroken for the family.  There was a prayer vigil at the beach on Sunday night. Another vigil was being held at the Mount Zion Church in Gansevoort on Monday evening.

The Barn, an ice cream shop on Mallery Street in Corinth, wasn’t supposed to be open on Monday. However, the owners wanted to give all the little ones who are having a tough and maybe confusing day – and their families – a place to have a treat and take a break.

“We are just saying prayers. That’s the most anybody can do right at this point other than the officers and everybody who’s doing the searching and stuff,” said Barn owner Debbie Stollery. “It’s just like a heavy cloud over everybody today. I don’t think any moms, grandmas, dads probably slept last night just thinking, you know, if it can happen to them, it can happen to anybody.”

“Of course, everybody just hopes she comes home and is safe,” she added.

A lot of after school activities have been cancelled, NewsChannel 13 was told. Some children are even worried about going out or leaving their parents.

A GoFundMe page has been set up if you would like to help the family.