POSTED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 8:41pm
HARVEY, LA (NBC33) — Police are searching for a man they believe to be connected to the disappearance of a 6-year-old girl.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for Matthew Flugence, 20. He has been identified as a person of interest in the missing person case for Ahlittia North.
Investigators have only identified Flugence as a person of interest. He is not considered a suspect at this time.
Officials say the child was last seen at her home located in the 2900 block of Destrehan Ave on Friday, July 12 at roughly 11:00 p.m. Her family members realized she was missing the next morning at roughly 8:30 a.m. They immediately called authorities and a missing person investigation was launched.
Flugence has a past criminal history, which includes an arrest in April 2013 for the sexual battery of an 11-year-old girl.
Investigators determined that several of the child’s personal items were missing from the home.
The child was last seen wearing a gray tank top with pink pajama pants. She has shoulder-length hair that is braided.
A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to her safe return, and a $4,000 reward is being offered for information which leads to an arrest in her disappearance.
If you know anything regarding this investigation or the whereabouts of Flugence, call your local law enforcement agency.