Massive Search For Missing Little Girls In Humboldt County

Sheriff Billy Honsal is at the command post in Southern Humboldt

Sheriff Billy Honsal is at the command post in Southern Humboldt

Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal tell the Journal that with nightfall approaching, the search and rescue effort for two young sisters believed to be missing in the woods south of Benbow is shifting gears. Deputies believe the girls walked into the wooded area near their home.

Leia (left) and Caroline Carrico.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said they were notified of their disappearance at about 6pm. "We don't know. We don't know where these girls are", Honsal said.

Authorities were unable to find the girls during their search on Friday night and continued searching the rugged terrain first thing Saturday.

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The public is advised to please avoid the area while search teams are working unless given permission by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. "We found some granola bar wrappers, and we confirmed with the mum" that they were wrappers of granola bars she purchased", Fridley said. Leia is 4-foot-2, 85 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair as well. Her little sister has blonde hair with bright purple streaks. She was last seen wearing a maroon colored rain jacket with white horses on it as well as blue jeans and pink rain boots. She was last seen wearing a dark grey hooded long sleeve shirt and purple rain boots.

Officials are asking everyone to stay away from the area while the search is active.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the girls is asked to call 707 441 5000.

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