Charlotte’s mother: ‘I just want my daughter back’

The mother of a 9-year-old who went missing from a state park in Moreau over the weekend told the Times Union her daughter is “trusting” and a “good kid.”

Charlotte Sena went missing on Saturday evening and reported missing after she didn’t return from a bike ride around 6:45 p.m. Her family had been staying at the Moreau Lake State Park for the weekend.

On Sunday morning Trisha Sena, told the Times Union, “I just want my daughter back.”

The Times Union spoke with family friend, Patrick Kane, who has worked with Charlotte’s father, David. “This family is hurting,” he said. “You can’t imagine what the last 36 hours have been like for them. It’s devastating.”

Kane told the Times Union the family is very close and that David has two other daughters. He said David also coaches girls’ sports.

Charlotte’s aunt, Jene, was a producer at WNYT in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. “Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out, as you can imagine we are all overwhelmed,” she said on Facebook. “Praying and sharing her photos is the best way anyone can help right now.”

Jene started a GoFundMe to help Charlotte’s family. In two hours the GoFundMe raised $6,025.