Davenport’s Breasia Terrell, 10, Still Missing

Breasia Terrell

Breasia Terrell, 10, was reported missing to Davenport police on July 10. (Courtesy photo Iowa Department of Public Safety)

One month has passed since Breasia Terrell, 10, went missing on July 10 after spending the night with her half-brother and his father, Henry Earl Dinkins, a registered sex offender.

An Amber Alert was issued five days after her disappearance.

Breasia had gone to Dinkins’ apartment in the 2700 block of East 53rd Street with her half-brother for an overnight stay on July 9, Aishia Lankford, the girl’s mother, told officials. Lankford last heard from her daughter at 9 p.m. that Thursday night when Breasia used Dinkins’ phone to call her mother and tell her goodnight.

Davenport police consider Dinkins, 47, as a person of interest in Breasia’s disappearance, but declined to label him a suspect. Police believe he has information valuable to Terrell’s return.

Henry Dinkins

Henry Dinkins is a person of interest in Breasia Terrell’s disappearance. (Courtesy photo Davenport police)

Dinkins currently is being held at the Scott County Jail for violating sex offender registration requirements and a probation violation.

Breasia Terrell is 4 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 75 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen near Dinkins’ apartment in the early hours July 10 wearing a white T-shirt, shorts and white or pink flip-flops.

In a July 21 interview with NBC News’ Dateline, Lankford said the family believes Breasia is being held against her will and said they are not giving up hope that she’ll be found safe.

Davenport police and the FBI have released photos of Breasia and Dinkins, along with images of Dinkins’ vehicles, with hopes that those with information will come forward.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Kristi Johnson of the FBI’s Omaha Field Office announced last week a $10,000 reward for information leading to Breasia’s return — view or download the FBI Poster here — and Quad Cities Crime Stoppers has offered a separate $3,500 reward.

Submit a Tip

If you have any information concerning Breasia Terrell’s disappearance, please contact the FBI’s Omaha Field Office at 402-493-8688 or the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125. Tips can be submitted at tips.fbi.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip online.

The Tip Hotline for Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is 309-762-9500, or you may submit a tip through the free mobile app at P3TIPS.COM.

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