• The Latest: FBI offers $10K reward in girl's disappearance

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    JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on a missing South Carolina girl (all times local):

    12:50 p.m.

    The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information on a 4-year-old girl who disappeared in South Carolina.

    The reward was announced during a news conference on Wednesday regarding the case of Heidi Renae Todd.

    Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg also told reporters that Heidi's mother was "brutally beaten" and is hospitalized. Interim Police Chief Jerome Taylor said an "unwelcome guest" was at the Todd home, but couldn't characterize the incident as a burglary.

    Taylor said investigators are trying to "unravel . . . the motive."

    Heidi was reported missing on Johns Island shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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    11:05 a.m.

    Officials are looking for a 4-year-old girl who disappeared in South Carolina.

    Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis told local media that officers are looking for Heidi Todd. She was reported missing on Johns Island shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Officers, firefighters, the Charleston County Rescue Squad and the U.S. Coast Guard searched through the night without success.

    Crews searched a pond near her Johns Island home Wednesday morning.

    The State Law Enforcement Division has asked law enforcement agencies across the state to look for the girl. Authorities have not issued an Amber Alert because of a lack of information on a possible suspect.

    She was last seen wearing pink pants and a blue shirt.

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