Still Missing: Divers Search Pond for Missing Girl Celina Cass

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The search for missing 11-year-old Celina Cass has led to a pond near her house in northern New Hampshire.

On Sunday divers searched Back Pond for any trace of Celina, who was last seen in her house in the small town of Stewartstown on Monday night. It's not clear what, if anything, they found, or what led police to search the pond.

Local police and the FBI also continued their ground search in New Hampshire, as well as neighboring Vermont and Canada, said Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young. The Canadian border is just a mile outside of town.

"We're searching for Celina Cass as a missing person," she said. "We have no evidence to categorize this any other way."

Celina's stepfather, with whom she and her mother live, said there was no way Celina would have left the house on her own.

One of her best friends said the same thing -- that there were no problems at home, and she never would have run away.

"She's a very good friend, and she never lets anybody down," 11-year-old Makayla Riendeau said.

And a news conference Sunday evening, Celina's biological father, Adam Laro, spoke publicly for the first time. He urged her to come to him.

"Come home. Whenever you are ready to come home, daddy is ready for you," Laro said.