By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 7-year-old Baker Heights, W.Va., girl remained missing Friday night after disappearing Thursday night from the parking lot of Pikeside Bowl on U.S. 11, said West Virginia State Police.
Jessica L. Newell was at Pikeside Bowl Thursday night with her family, said West Virginia State Police Sgt. Joe Adams.
About 8:30 p.m. Thursday, they discovered she was missing, Adams said.
Her father had dropped the family off at the door and drove off to park, Adams said.
The others were inside and the girl was about 15 to 20 feet from the front door walking toward it when he last saw her, Adams said.
She never made it inside, Adams said.
Investigators believe that she was abducted in the short time she was alone, Adams said.
The parents appear happily married and so a custody battle, the motive in many abductions, has been ruled out, Adams said.