DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a statement Wednesday regarding the Amber Alert that was issued at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday for 10-year-old Breasia Terrell, who was last seen July 9 in Davenport and remains missing at this hour.
The DPS statement said the the department issues Iowa AMBER alerts “upon receipt of a request from a participating law enforcement agency, provided that the criteria established in rule 661—89.201(694) are met. DPS issued an Amber Alert for Breasia Terrell immediately upon request from the Davenport Police Department to provide rapid response to the situation and have a safe recovery of the child.”
Terrell is an African American female with braids, 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 75 pounds. She was last seen July 9 wearing an oversize white t-shirt, shorts and pink or white flip flops.
According to the IDPS, “the five-hour window for the Amber Alert notification system has expired for Breasia Terrell — as it does for all Amber Alert cases — however, the search is still underway for her as a missing person. The public is asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 with any information related to her disappearance.”
A person of interest in the case is in custody. Henry Earl Dinkins, 47, is believed to have information about Breasia’s whereabouts, according to the Davenport Police Department.
Dinkins was convicted of third-degree sexual abuse in 1990 in Scott County District Court. He was 17 years old at the time of the sexual assault, and the female victim was under the age of 14. Dinkins is listed on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.