UPDATE 10/10/16 – Rebecca Lewis has been found safe. A reported has announced that Hogs has been arrested in Memphis, Tenn. There is confirmation that they have been found. Evidently, Hogs went to a Memphis hospital and a nurse recognize him, and another report is a TN hospital guard saw the car in the hospital parking lot, and called police. Rebecca is not harmed.
Good afternoon all. My name is Misty and as most of you have gathered I am Rebeccas aunt. It has been confirmed to our family that my niece has been found and she is safe. She will be returned to our family within hours. I wanted to take this time to thank each of you personally for posting, praying, watching, and never giving up. Without you this would not be possible. We as a family have decided to leave this page #IAmRebecca open as a missing person site so hopefully we can continue to do for other people what this nation has come together and done for our family. We can not thank you enough for helping to bring our baby girl home to us safe and sound. Everyone’s prayers have been answered. Thank you again from the Lewis family.
UPDATE: 10/10/16 – A park ranger reported seeing Rebecca and West between 10-11 p.m. at Cove Lake State Park, which is in Caryville, Tenn. The ranger did not know that Rebecca was missing. West told the ranger he was waiting for the girl’s mother. The ranger told West to leave. Later the ranger saw a flier about the Amber Alert and called Polk detectives. There is also a report they were seen in Memphis around 2 a.m. on Monday. A video captures Rebecca and West at Daily’s Convenience Store located at Antioch Pike and Interstate 24 in Nashville, Tenn. captured around 2:30 this morning. Although a tip came in they were in Kentucky around 10 a.m., the police chief stated they have searched but have not seen the car.
Also, more information has come out about the days before West abducted Rebecca. Police said Hogs left his home last Monday from Seale, Alabama with his wife telling her, “I have a surprise for you.” Hogs and his wife traveled to Maryland where they stopped at a welcome center, then on to Georgia. His wife asked Hogs to drop her off as she was tired of driving around. Hogs did then Hogs went on and ended up at his grandmother’s house in Polk City, Fla, where he stayed the night. Hogs asked his grandmother if she had seen the Lewis family. We now know that Hogs lived with the Lewis family for two years before he was kicked out of their house after he pulled a gun on them.
The police chief is convinced that Hogs is not running and probably doesn’t know that the police are looking for him.
UPDATE 10/9/16 – Rebecca and West were seen in Georgia. They were seen on a surveillance camera at a gas station off I-75 in Forsythe on Saturday evening. Rebecca was wearing a pink dress and Hogs was wearing a light colored t-shirt and blue jeans. It is unknown at this time if they are still in Georgia, but please keep an eye out for the Nissan Versa or the camper that West built. (see bottom of page)
Original story: Rebecca Lewis was last seen at the Lazy Day RV Park in the 6200th block of H-98 North in Lakeland. Her 16-year-old sister saw her sleeping around 9 a.m. When the sister woke up about 45 minutes later Rebecca was not in her bed. Luther Lewis have been posting on social media and Melissa Lewis’s page was posting about lawn service that drew criticism. It turned out that it was an auto post. Look below to see the explanation.
Rebecca was wearing blue shorts and she is 3 feet tall and 30 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Rebecca may be with West Wild Hogs aka Matthew Clark Pybus, 31, 5’8” tall, 220 pounds with red hair and blue/green eyes, and a scar on the left side of his head and a tattoo of a blue cross and a chinese symbol. Hogs is from Seale, Ala.
They may be traveling in a 2012, silver/grey 4-door Nissan Versa, with Alabama handicap tag number 4JL26; which was reported stolen out of Alabama.
Misty Raney posted, “We nee HELP Please My Great Niece has been missing since 9:30 this morning. She is 4 years old about 3 ft tall and has blonde hair. We think she could be with a 34 YO man about 200 lb with a reddish tint shaven head. that goes by Wes Hogg or Matt Tybus last seen driving a silver Nissan like vehicle may be headed to Phoenix Alabama or Columbus GA. If you see anything, hear anything, know anything please get intouch with some of us. Call the Polk County Sheriff’s office and any other law eforment office. This family needs all the prayers we can get to bring this child home. Please repost this message until we find her.”
Today, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at approximately 11:12 a.m. Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 6211 U.S. Hwy. 98 North #H18 Lakeland (Lazy Dazy Retreat RV/Mobile Home Park) regarding a reported missing four-year-old girl, Rebecca Lewis. The victim’s 16-year-old sister last saw her sleeping at about 9:00 a.m. At approximately 9:45 the sister woke back up and the victim was not in bed. According to the parents of Rebecca, they searched the area for over an hour before calling law enforcement. Once deputies arrived they conducted multiple searches of the residence and conducted a house by house search of the park with negative results.
Sheriff’s Office K-9 and bloodhound responded and conducted searches with negative results. The PCSO helicopter also responded to assist deputies with the search.
Deputies have developed information that 4-year-old Rebecca may be with a family friend by the name of “West Wild Hogs” (his legal name). He is 31 and from the Seale Alabama area. Before his name change, his name was Matthew Clark Pybus. He is known to likely be driving a 2012 Grey Nissan Versa 4-door with Alabama Handicapped plate: 4JL26 (reported as stolen out of Alabama). Detectives are asking the public to immediately call law enforcement if Rebecca, “West Wild Hogs,” or the Nissan Versa is seen.
A state wide Amber Alert has been issued.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.