Two-year-old Caleigh was last seen in Rockport, Massachusetts on April 19, 2012 where she was playing on the beach with her four-year-old sister when their toy ball got away from them and went over a seawall. Their mother went to retrieve the ball and when she came back, Caleigh had disappeared. She has never been heard from again.
After Caleigh's disappearance, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) opened a neglect investigation against Caleigh's mother because she had turned her back on her children when they were near the water.
Caleigh's parents were in the middle of a divorce in 2012 and they shared custody of their daughters. Her father said he'd never worried about the children's safety with their mother while her mother maintained she's a good parent who was only gone for a minute or two, and no criminal charges were filed against her.
In November of 2012, a tattered pair of capri pants washed up on the shore of Good Harbor Beach, about a mile from where Caleigh was last seen. They were consistent in appearance with the ones Caleigh had been wearing and they were in her size, but it hasn't been proven that they were hers. Authorities searched the area after the pants were found, but didn't find any other evidence.
Authorities don't believe that Caleigh was abducted and think that she fell into the water and drowned, however, an extensive search of the area turned up no sign of her or her remains.
Caleigh's parents initially held out hope that she was alive. Her sister reported seeing a strange man on the beach and her parents thought he could have abducted Caleigh.
Caleigh's father has since concluded she drowned and was swept out to sea. As of 2018, her body has never been found.
Description[edit | edit source]
Caleigh is described as a Caucasian female with brown hair, brown eyes, is between 2'6 and 3'0, and weighs 31 pounds. She has freckles underneath her eyes & dimples.
She was last seen wearing a light pink shirt and bright pink capri pants.
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- Caleigh Anne Harrison on Charlie Project.