Authorities say missing Texas girl, 11, was supposed to catch the bus but didn't show up to school

Police in Texas are appealing for information on the whereabouts of an 11-year-old girl who went missing four days ago and may be involved in the disappearance of a man arrested Friday, authorities said.

Audrey Cunningham was last seen near her home in Polk County, Texas around 7am local time on Thursday. She was supposed to catch a bus, but she didn't board or show up to school that day, officials said The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

An Amber Alert has been issued by the Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety, Livingston Police Department and several local fire departments.

Audrey is described as white and about 4 feet, 1 inch tall. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing black pants, a black hoodie with white lettering and black tennis shoes.

Audrey Cunningham.Polk County Sheriff's Office

Don Steven McDougal, 42, was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault, which authorities said was an unrelated incident. The Department of Public Safety for the Southeast Texas Region said he was a “person of interest” in the case.

Detectives believe her dark blue 2003 Chevrolet Suburban is involved in Audrey's disappearance and are asking anyone who saw it on Thursday or Friday to report it, the state agency said. A statement.

A small bag believed to be hers was found at Lake Livingston Dam, not far from the Cunningham family home.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 936-327-6810. Tips can be submitted anonymously via the Polk County Crime Stoppers line at 936-327-7867 or online Or

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